Why Patricia Arquette’s Oscars Speech Made Meryl Streep Jump Out Of Her Seat

And the award for the best Oscar acceptance speech goes to Patricia Arquette.

Patricia Arquette won her first Oscar on Sunday for her supporting actress role as a mother struggling to bring up two children in the movie Boyhood.

Arquette made Meryl Streep and many others jump out of their seats with her incredibly amazing acceptance speech about wage equality and equal rights for women.

“To every woman who gave birth, to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights,” she said. “It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America!”

Here's how Streep and J-Lo reacted:

Arquette, 46, has swept the movie awards this season for playing the ups and downs of an everyday mom in the independent coming-of-age drama Boyhood, directed by Richard Linklater. It was filmed over a span of 12 years.

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