Patricia Arquette's acceptance speech is the one to beat, and no one believes this more than her fellow nominee Meryl Streep. Accepting the trophy for her supporting role in Boyhood, Arquette made things political in the most plainspoken way possible:
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 of America.
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Fuck yeah, that's how you use your platform to actually say something. Check out Arqutte's face as she walks away from the podium in the clip below. She's proud, as she should be. She nailed it. Meryl knows it, I know it, we all know it.