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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - Winners' Acceptance Speech, Original Screenplay, EE British Academy Film Awards in 2018

18 February 2018

Winner's acceptance speech by Martin McDonagh for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri in the Original Screenplay category.

MARTIN MCDONAGH: It was truly an honour to be nominated alongside Jordan and Steven and Guillermo, Vanessa and Greta, and it's been great to get to know you guys over the last few weeks of this craziness, and thank you for your brilliant films.

I would just like to thank my muse, Sam Rockwell, for his brilliance. I love you and let's do it again, Sam.

To Woody Harrelson too, wherever he may be tonight. But I think what we're most proud of about this film, especially in this Time's Up year, is that it's a film about a woman who refuses to take any shit anymore, played by a woman who has always refused to take any shit.

So I would like to thank Frances McDormand for a performance that's as unapologetic as it was fearsome, and I love you and let's do it again too.

And thanks to Jon Gregory, to Ben Davis, Film4 and Fox Searchlight. And thanks to BAFTA.