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In the weeks leading up to the Academy Awards, which air Sunday Feb. 24, every news outlet has been busy interviewing the Oscar-nominated actresses. This amazing group of leading — and supporting — ladies have a lot of interesting things to say about women, film and their award-worthy roles. We’ve rounded up a list of the best quotes Oscar actresses have given since awards season mania began.

Jessica Chastain
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“Every time an actress is celebrated for her great work, I cheer. For the more brilliant their performance, the more the audience demands stories about women… And as we all know: a great year for women in film, is just a great year for film.”
(Source: Jessica Chastain’s Facebook)

Emmanuelle Riva
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“I’m sure you know, that roles for older women in cinema are not that numerous. And when you’re 84 years old? It’s not very often that you find a role that matches you. I felt that since I am really in the last stage of my life, this was a tremendous gift that was given to me.”
(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)

Naomi Watts
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“I like complicated women. I like women with strength and contradictions…”
(Source: CBS News)

Amy Adams
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“I realized you can still be a human being and have flaws and still be in movies, and that your flaws are what make you beautiful… I just wanted to do a good job.”
(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)

Sally Field
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“They said, ‘Well, that’s foolish. You’ll never work, you’re not pretty enough, you’re not good enough,’ and I said, ‘You’re fired.’ Then my business manager said the same thing and I said, ‘You’re fired.’ I just fired everybody. Then I left my husband. You know, I was like, ‘Out, all of you.’ I couldn’t afford to have those voices near me that said, ‘You can’t do this, you’re not good enough,’ because I have too many voices inside of me that say that.”
(Source: ABC News)

Helen Hunt
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“At some point you just go, ‘Whatever, it’s a body’… I think that’s what happened when I read this movie. I thought, ‘Which am I gonna choose — being part of this beautiful story? Or some path to misery about the shape of my body?’”
(Source: The View)

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