Patricia Arquette accepting her Best Supporting Actress award at today's Oscars. Photo: Getty Images
To no surprise, Patricia Arquette just accepted the Best Supporting Actress award at the Oscars for her role in Boyhood. To even less surprise, she was awesome about it.
Pulling out a pre-scribbled note, she used her time onstage to call for wage equality and equal rights for women, leading to Meryl Streep, J-Lo and and an internet's worth of retweeters to stand up and applaud.
"To every woman who gave birth to every citizen and taxpayer of this nation, we have fought for everybody else's equal rights," said Arquette. "It's our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women."
Righteous Gender Equality Meryl is your new happy place. MT @TheCut: Whenever you're in a low place in your life pic.twitter.com/sUViTbQmGr — sideshow (@sideshow) February 23, 2015
ALL THE AWARDS FOR PATRICIA ARQUETTE #Oscars pic.twitter.com/WXF4QhUgiE — Upworthy (@Upworthy) February 23, 2015
Patty A now responsible for best Oscar moment in herstory (see what I did there!?!?) — Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) February 23, 2015
Flawless. pic.twitter.com/kfZ8RZQrNX — BFF (@YrBFF) February 23, 2015
Shut it down, Patricia Arquette (and, sure okay, the creator of that Meryl/J-Lo GIF) wins everything today.