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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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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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