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McDormand admits to being tired of awards season

(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2017 file photo, actress Frances McDormand poses for photographers at the premiere of ''Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri', during the 74th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Ve... (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2017 file photo, actress Frances McDormand poses for photographers at the premiere of ''Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri', during the 74th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Ve...
(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP). Filmmaker Rob Reiner, left, recipient of the Stanley Kramer Award for Social Justice, poses with actor/comedian Keegan-Michael Key at the 9th Annual African American Film Critics Association Awards on Wednesday, F... (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP). Filmmaker Rob Reiner, left, recipient of the Stanley Kramer Award for Social Justice, poses with actor/comedian Keegan-Michael Key at the 9th Annual African American Film Critics Association Awards on Wednesday, F...
(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP). Filmmaker Rob Reiner, recipient of the Stanley Kramer Award for Social Justice, poses at the 9th Annual African American Film Critics Association Awards on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP). Filmmaker Rob Reiner, recipient of the Stanley Kramer Award for Social Justice, poses at the 9th Annual African American Film Critics Association Awards on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles.
(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP). Actor Algee Smith poses at the 9th Annual African American Film Critics Association Awards on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP). Actor Algee Smith poses at the 9th Annual African American Film Critics Association Awards on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles.

By MARCELA ISAZA
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Even Frances McDormand admits she's getting tired of collecting trophies for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" but she picked up one more from a group near to her heart.

The Oscar nominee accepted best actress at the African American Film Critics Association Awards.

McDormand says in her Wednesday speech that this was an event she wanted to attend; she skipped the annual Oscar nominees luncheon earlier this week.

She also says she's tired of patting herself on the back and the self-congratulatory nature of awards season.

Other honorees included Jordan Peele, who won best director and picture for "Get Out"; Daniel Kaluuya won for best actor.

Director and liberal activist Rob Reiner received an award for social justice.

Ava DuVernay and the cast of "Queen Sugar" won best drama series.

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