Oscars 2015: Patricia Arquette Wins Best Supporting Actress, Rips Hollywood a New One About Gender Inequality
Let’s hear it for the girl!
Patricia Arquette, who took home the Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Sunday night, used her winner’s speech to blast wage gaps and gender inequality. After thanking the cast and crew of Boyhood as well as her family, the 46-year-old took the opportunity to give a shoutout to ladies in the United States who may still be underpaid compared to their male counterparts.
Needless to say, female celebrities in the audience were on board.
“To every woman who gave birth to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights. It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States,” Arquette said to thunderous applause, before the camera panned to Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez having a “YAAAASSS GIRL” moment in their seats.
All in all, it was a pretty awesome moment. Watch it — below.