Frances McDormand celebrated her 90th Academy Awards win with tequila and was gracious enough to share the drink with fellow winner Allison Janney. The spontaneous interaction was caught on camera.
Good Morning America shared some of the best moments from the 2018 Oscars on its official Twitter page, and Janney and McDormand's tequila moment was among them. In the video, Janney is seen backstage talking to Good Morning America co-anchor Lara Spencer about her 2018 Oscars win when McDormand walks pass them. The reporter softly reaches out to the actress and asks her for a few congratulatory words for Janney.
"Have a little sip, have a little sip, it's tequila," the Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri star says before turning around to hug Spencer. The reporter then congratulates her on her acceptance speech and she brushes it off.
"Well, you know, we know, it's theater, don't we?" McDormand replies before she walks away.
.@AllisonBJanney on the moment Frances McDormand asked all the female nominees in every category to stand with her: "That was the best moment. It was really special." #Oscars pic.twitter.com/49ta3E65Io — Good Morning America (@GMA) March 5, 2018
Supporting Actress Win
In her interview, Janney talks about her Academy Award win for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Tonya Harding's mother. It was the first time the actress attended the star-studded event, so the occasion is really memorable for her and her winning moment "unforgettable."
"It's one I'll treasure forever. I will never forget. Every part of this day is emblazoned into my mind," Janney tells Spencer then picks up her glass of champagne and adds, "Yes, I wanna remember, have a little bit of this just to enhance it."
Janney talks about her acceptance speech and reveals that she wrote "pages and pages of speeches." She also tells Spencer that she will save her speeches and take photos of them and probably upload them in the future. She also credits her friends who helped her come up with ideas for her speech.
"It's pretty funny. All these brilliant writer friends of mine have all contributed to giving me ideas and I've stolen from every single one of them," The Mom star adds. It was at this moment that McDormand passes by.
On her part, McDormand won Best Actress at the 2018 Oscars. She gave an empowering acceptance speech where she acknowledged the presence of the women in the audience. Janney tells Spencer that one of her favorite moments at the Oscars was when McDormand asked all the women to stand up during her speech.