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Brie Larson, Frances McDormand Add Color at WIF Crystal + Lucy Awards

“If you want to go fast, go it alone — if you want to go far, do it together,” said Frances McDormand, by way of opening this year’s Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards. The two-time Oscar winner quoted the African proverb as she showed off her custom inclusion rider bumper sticker. “I have attached this to the back of my iPad, but not to my car — yet,” she said, referring to her bias-shattering introduction of parity by guaranteeing “inclusion riders” at this year’s Academy Awards.
The event at the Beverly Hilton brought other heavy hitters such as Brie Larson — clad in colorful Carolina Herrera — received the group’s Crystal Award for Excellence in Film. “It is the fierce female performances that came before me that made me be able to clearly identify for myself what it was that I wanted to do, what kind of artist I wanted to be, what kind of films I wanted to make,” Larson said before the show. “I guess now I’m in the room with them, and that’s really cool.”
Onstage, she bypassed the opportunity to thank a litany of family members and career support team to call for greater representation in

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