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Janelle Monáe

Yet another of the amazing stars of Hidden Figures, Monáe has always stuck up for positive body ideals. When the singer and actress was asked about her habit of dressing conservatively by Elle Canada back in 2013, she had a simple answer: "When I look at myself in the mirror, I'm attractive. I really have a nice body. And I had to pick: Do I want them to focus on my body? Do I want them to focus on how curvy and really, really gorgeous my figure is? Or do I want them to look at my music? What has more value? And I made that decision. I want them to focus on the message and the music because I feel like I have a higher calling." While we definitely think you should be able to show off your body and be taken seriously, we admire her desire to keep the focus on what really matters: her work.

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Amy Adams

Though Adams isn't nominated individually (for the record, a lot of people thought she should have been!), she starred in Arrival, which is up for several awards including Best Picture. After she had her first child, she told Parade, "Being pregnant finally helped me understand what my true relationship was with my body–meaning that it wasn't put on this earth to look good in a swimsuit. I was like, 'Look, I can carry a baby! I'm gaining weight right, everything's going well.' And I've had that relationship ever since." As for getting that post-baby body thing everyone talks about? Adams wasn't too concerned about dropping weight quickly. "I've been working out when I can, and I'm trying to eat in a healthful way, but losing weight is not my number-one priority," she said. (For another celeb perspective on losing baby weight, read what Kristen Bell has to say about the perfect post-baby body.)

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Kirsten Dunst

Veteran actress Kirsten Dunst (who stars in the triple-nominated Hidden Figures) definitely has a good head on her shoulders when it comes to being in the spotlight. When a reporter from Hello! asked her if there was anything she'd change about her looks (um, why is it okay to ask a question like this?), she had the perfect response: "If you'd asked me that about five years ago, I would have had a list of answers, but now I'm comfortable with what I have and I know that if I work out and stay healthy, I feel my best."

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Nicole Kidman

When questioned about whether she thinks Hollywood standards of beauty put unfair pressure on women to fight aging during an interview with Access Hollywood, the Best Actress in a Supporting Role nominee for the movie Lion responded, "I just think everyone should do what they want to do. I mean, the world is tough now. It's tough on everybody, and the more you can put love in the world and be kind, be compassionate, and be generous, and the more we can emphasize that to each other, the better we're going to be." In other words, do you, treat others well, and the rest will fall into place—regardless of your size, shape, or age. (Need a little compassion boost? Give this loving-kindness meditation technique for inner peace a try.)

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Viola Davis

After receiving her first ever #SeeHer award at the Critics Choice Awards this past December, Davis, who is up for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her work in Fences, gave an acceptance speech that hit home with many of her fans. In her remarks, the actress who also plays the lead role in How to Get Away With Murder said, "You know, when I was handed Annalise Keating, I said, 'She's sexy, she's mysterious, you know?' I'm used to playing women who gotta gain 40 pounds and have to wear an apron. So I said, 'Oh God, I've got to lose weight, I've got to learn how to walk like Kerry Washington in heels, you know, I've got to lose my belly.' And then I asked myself, 'Well, why do I have to do all that?' I truly believe that the privilege of a lifetime is being who you are, and I just recently embraced that at 51. I think my strongest power is that at ten o'clock every Thursday night, I want you to come into my world. I am not going to come into yours. You come into my world and you sit with me, my size, my hue, my age, and you sit, and you experience."

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