Patricia Arquette, known for her role as psychic Allison Dubois in the hit NBC show Medium, won a Golden Globe on Sunday for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for the film Boyhood. Arquette beat out some stiff competition on the road to this award. She was up against Jessica Chastain, Keira Knightley, Emma Stone, and Meryl Streep. That’s a cast of characters that aren’t easy to beat.
Genuinely touched by her win, Patricia Arquette started by honoring her fellow nominees when taking the stage to accept her Golden Globe win. She thanked in particular Meryl Streep, for “for giving me a hug, I hope your DNA transferred to me.”
“Ethan Hawke, the amazing Ethan Hawke,” she continued to audience applause. “Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater, I love you all. And our visionary director, Richard Linklater, thank you for letting me a part of something that’s so human, so simple and groundbreaking in the history of cinema. You placed in my hands the part of Olivia, an under-appreciated single mother, thank you for shining a light on this woman and the millions of women like her and for allowing me to honor my own mother with this beautiful character.”
Arquette even went so far as to compare her late father and Ethan Hawke.
“To my parents Louis and Marty, who are no longer with us, you were very inspirational to me on this whole project and Ethan reminded me so much of my own father,” she said.
And she thanked those who stood by her throughout thick and thin, outside of the acting world.
She said thank you to “friends who watched my kids while I was trying to build a career as a 20-year-old single mother. To my man, Eric White, happy anniversary…and especially to my kids who I love and respect with all my heart. My favorite role in my whole life has been being your mom.”
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) January 12, 2015
Boyhood is an American coming of age drama. The film was shot intermittently over a 12-year period, starting in May of 2002 and ending in October of 2013. It shows the growth of a young boy and his older sister into adulthood. Patricia Arquette plays the role of their single mother, Olivia Evans, in the film.
Did you see Patricia Arquette receive her Golden Globe award on Sunday? Do you agree with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for giving her the award or do you believe Jessica Chastain, Keira Knightley, Emma Stone, or Meryl Streep may have been more deserving?