Patricia Arquette won Best Supporting Actress for the epic revolutionary film, Boyhood! Not only is this movie brilliant but director, Richard Linklater, took this project on as an enormous challenge! Instead of rushing the process of telling the story of a man’s life with make-up and effects, he decided to film the real story, process, narrative over 12 years! A first in Hollywood cinema and a success at that! With this beautiful exhibit came actress Patricia Arquette along for this 12 year journey playing the mother of this one particular boy. Her performance is true, real and raw! Most certainly worthy of an Oscar! It’s about time gurrrrrl, it’s been a long time coming with all the emotion shattering performances under your belt (minus A Nightmare on Elm St 3, guess a girl’s gotta start somewhere 😉 )
BUT the point isn’t to rave about this well versed actress’s filmography! Her speech, although I feel was rushed and there wasn’t enough eye contact to the camera and audience, she really showed that she is SOOOOO above Hollywood and all the bullshit that comes along with it! AND HERE’S WHY-
– SHE THANKED HER FELLOW NOMINEES –
a must because every year, not always, but most years all nominees in this category deserve to win.
– SHE THANKED ALL OF HER FAMILY MEMBERS BY NAME –
as most of you know they are also famous actors and actresses especially Rosanna and David. Also she called her transgender brother Robert, Alexis, her identifiable name, DAMN RIGHT!
– SHE THANKED HER 2 BABY DADDYS –
She thanks Thomas Jane (yum) and Paul Rossi for giving her 2 children! Even though these relationships didn’t work out, she still takes the time in her OSCAR speech to thank them for giving her 2 beautiful gifts of life! Classy lady!
– SHE THANKS GIVELOVE.ORG –
She plugs her own charity (she ain’t the first but it’s a good idea when 1 billion people are watching) but hers is a cause that is severely important and she mentions it not necessarily for free publicity but to thank all the people you VOLUNTEER their time for such a good cause.
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY SHE DEMANDS WAGE EQUALITY FOR WOMEN –
After the juicy Sony leaked email scandal, it was revealed that women in Hollywood, although get paid a handsome fee, STILL in this day and age are paid considerably less than men. But she wasn’t talking about actresses missing out on a few million compared to their male counterparts, she was referring to that IT DOES NOT MATTER what industry you work in, there is still a considerably large gap between the wages of men and women. Women give BIRTH, women PAY TAXES and women DESERVE equal pay whether you’re a teacher or THE NEXT BIG HOLLYWOOD HIT! Not just equal wages…BUT EQUAL RIGHTS, come on people it’s 2015!
AND ALSO because anyone that can get this reaction out of Meryl Streep is a legend to begin with!