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Meryl Streep

In a Twitter Q&A with Indiana University, everyone's favorite actress was asked what her advice would be for young actors trying to make it. The three-time Oscar winner's response was a surprising one: "For young women, I would say, don't worry so much about your weight. Girls spend way too much time thinking about that, and there are better things. For young men, and women, too, what makes you different or weird, that's your strength. Everyone tries to look a cookie-cutter kind of way and actually the people who look different are the ones who get picked up. I used to hate my nose. Now I don't. It's okay."

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Octavia Spencer

After the actress, who is nominated for her performance in Hidden Figures (and has already won an Oscar for her performance in The Help), gave an interview backstage at the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards where she briefly discussed her weight, she decided to make a longer statement on her Facebook page. In the lengthy post, she explained that "First of all, ladies and gents, here's what I am not doing.... I am NOT worrying about my weight! I am not trying to conform to an unrealistic model of beauty. I AM however being proactive in being the healthiest I can be. And before you ask, NO, awards season is not the reason." Right on! She continued: "Be happy in your own skin. If you are unhealthy, start by making small changes to become healthier. You are unique, beautiful, and worthy." (If you want more like Octavia's post, scope the best body positive moments of 2016.)

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Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman, who is nominated for her portrayal of Jackie Kennedy in Jackie, was definitely under the microscope after she dropped a significant amount of weight to play a professional ballerina in Black Swan, a role that won her the Best Actress title in 2011. In an interview with Vogue about what it was like to play her character, Nina, she said, "I like pleasure, I like joy. I'd never get to the point where I would starve or injure myself like Nina does. I'm the opposite—when I'm hungry, I eat, and I always make sure I'm eating something delicious." And while she's a driven person, she tries to keep things in perspective. "I'm tough on myself in terms of the standards I want to live up to, but that's also part of my pleasure: knowing you are being your fullest self. Being your fullest self is a lot of work." (To see how she trained for the movie, check out Natalie Portman's Black Swan workout.)

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Emma Stone

"It can be really challenging in today's world for anyone—especially girls and women—to feel good about their bodies," the actress, who is nominated for Best Actress for La La Land, told Seventeen a few years ago. "No matter how things look from the outside, we can all be super critical of ourselves and of our image in the mirror. I've seen articles or comments that have addressed my weight, or 'caving to pressure to be thin.' Keeping weight on is a struggle for me—especially when I'm under stress, and especially as I've gotten older." As for how she deals with the pressure? "I remind myself to be kind to myself, and as slightly ridiculous as it may sound, to treat myself in the same gentle way I'd want to treat a daughter of mine," she said. "It really helps."

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