SPEECH BY: Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey and Chloé Zhao, Producers
Chloé Zhao: On behalf of my fellow producers, Peter Spears, Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey, and the one and only Frances McDormand, we thank the Academy and we thank our brilliant fellow nominees and we thank all the hearts and hands that come together to make this movie. From Searchlight Pictures. Jessica Bruder, who trusted us with her beautiful book. To our brilliant cinematographer Joshua James Richards. And to the entire “Nomadland” company. We want to show our deepest gratitude to Linda May, Swankie, Bob Wells, and nomadic community, all the people we met on the road. Thank you for teaching us the power of resilience and hope, and for reminding us what true kindness looks like. And now I give you Fern.
Frances McDormand: No, I’m not. I’m Fran. Please watch our movie on the largest screen possible and one day very, very soon, take everyone you know into a theater, shoulder to shoulder in that dark space and watch every film that’s represented here tonight. We give this one to our wolf [howls].
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