After previously taking home a Golden Globe and a SAG Award—among other statues—for Boyhood, Patricia Arquette has continued her winning streak with an Oscar win for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Richard Linklater’s 12-year tale. Arquette beat out fellow nominees Laura Dern, Keira Knightley, Emma Stone, and Meryl Streep.
Taking the stage, Arquette thanked the Academy and everyone who worked on the film before focusing on a bigger issue: Arquette addressed all the women in the room, telling them that “it’s our time” to have wage equality and equal rights in the U.S. (And based on her reaction, Merly Streep agrees.)
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In a related video, check out Arquette talk about the evolution of her Boyhood role: