'I heard a fun fact tonight that I never knew before...'
Aubrey Plaza is known for speaking her mind, lacing everything she says with her trademark sarcasm – and we love her for it.
Taking to the stage at the 21st Annual Impact Awards last week, Aubrey accepted the award for outstanding performance in a motion picture for Ingrid Goes West – but being Aubrey, her speech was what really got people talking.
Instead of reading a long list of names that had helped get her to where she is, the 33-year-old actress took her time on stage to address the under-representation of Latino actors and actresses in Hollywood – being half Puerto Rican, it is a matter close to her heart.
‘I’m going to accept the leading best actress award on behalf of the Oscars 2018 ceremony because I heard a fun fact tonight that I never knew before, which is that no Latina actress has ever won best actress at the Oscars – ever,’ she announced, according to Variety. ‘So I’m going to accept that tonight to manifest that energy.’
Making a promise that she would change that fact, Aubrey continued: ‘I’ll play some kind of psychotic character, some kind of criminal lunatic, those complicated characters I’m good at, and I’ll do that for you. And I’m going to win that award.’
Tonight is a show of people that are working in film and television,’ National Hispanic Media Coalition president and CEO Alex Nogales explained in an interview with Variety. ‘This is about celebrating them and pushing the studios and pushing the film industry to do better. They should be ashamed of themselves for not utilizing these wonderful actors here tonight and across the nation.’