Selma producer and star Oprah and Selma director Ava DuVernay, who was shut out of the Best Director category with the Oscar nominations, applauded Chastain.
And many on Twitter were also grateful to Chastain for speaking up.
Watch Chastain's full speech below, which begins at the 3:10 mark:
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