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Kadence Griffin

Over the years, it always has been men getting an Oscar and women were just there in the background. In 2012 only six women took home an Oscar. In 2017 only seven did. The women have had their ups and downs with the Oscars, but this year was the best.

15 amazing women won an Oscar.

Olivia Colman (Best Actress for “The Favourite”) said, “It’s genuinely quite stressful.”

Regina King (Best Supporting Actress for “If Beale Street Could Talk”) said, “I am an example of what happens when love and support is poured into someone.”

Ruth E. Carter (Best Costume Design for “Black Panther”), said, “Mom, thank you for teaching me about people and their stories. You are the original superhero. Thank you.”

Lady Gaga (Best Original Song for “Shallow” from the film “A Star is Born”) bursted into tears and said, “It is not about winning, but it’s about not giving up. If you have a dream, fight for it.”

Hannah Beachler (Best Production Design for “Black Panther”) said, “I did my best and my best is good enough.”

Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton (Best Short Subject Documentary for “Period. End of Sentence”), said, “I’m not crying because I’m on my period or anything. I can’t believe a film about menstruation just won an Oscar.”

Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-Cobb (Best Animated Short Film for “Bao”) said, “To all nerdy girls out there, who hide behind their sketchbook, don’t be afraid to tell your stories to the world.”

Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Shannon Dill (Best Documentary Feature for “Free Solo”), said, “Thank You National Geographic for believing in us, and hiring women and people of color, Because we only help make the films better.”

Nina Hartstone (Best Sound Editing for “Bohemian Rhapsody”), said, “I’d thank to thank our full full team. All the people who are here, and also everyone in London, who are watching right now and obviously, my husband.”

Jaime Ray Newman (Best Live Action Short Film for “Skin”), said “We dedicate this to out 5 month babysitting at home with my parents, watching this. We hope you grow up in a world where these things don’t happen.”

Kate Biscoe and Patricia Dehaney (Best Makeup and Hairstyling for “Vice”), said, “Thank you to everyone who sat down and let us do what we had to do.”

These women have shown that no matter what, you can rise and push through. You don’t have to let the past define you.