Sunday night marked Patricia Arquette’s fourth Golden Globe nomination and first win for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her work in the film Boyhood. The film also won Best Motion Picture, Drama, and Best Director for Richard Linklater.
Actresses alongside Arquette in the Best Supporting Actress category included Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game), Emma Stone (Birdman), Meryl Streep (Into the Woods), and Jessica Chastain (A Most Violent Year).
In her acceptance speech, Arquette joked, “I’m the only nerd with a piece of paper.” The 46-year-old actress acknowledged the other women nominated in the same category and went on to thank her co-stars and director.
Arquette expressed how much her role in the film meant to her.
“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.”
Boyhood tells the story of a young man named Mason from age five to eighteen and begins during the 2000s. Arquette plays Mason’s mother.
“Making Boyhood has been one of the great experiences of my life. We spent 12 years on this film. And I remember towards the end feeling very reluctant and afraid to show it to the world. I couldn’t bear it if it was met with harsh criticism.”
During the first screening of Boyhood at last year’s Sundance film festival, Arquette said it felt “like sending your 5-year-old off to kindergarten in San Quentin.” Arquette’s anxious feelings ended up being unmerited as Boyhood was met with critical acclaim. Arquette also admitted she felt a bit melancholy when filming was over.
“It felt wildly strange and painful to stop making this movie,” Arquette said. “It was sort of like stopping a life.”
Patricia doesn’t have to worry about her career stopping anytime soon, however. Beginning March 4, she’ll be starring in CSI: Cyber on CBS as Avery Ryan, an FBI “cyberpsychologist.” Arquette’s character is based on real-life cyberpsychologist, Mary Aiken, who explained cyberpsychology is “the study of the impact of emerging technology on human behavior.”
Patricia Arquette’s most recent work includes her role on Season 4 of Boardwalk Empire.
Arquette has been nominated for a Golden Globe award three times previously for her NBC series Medium, which ran for seven seasons until 2011. Arquette played a medium employed as a consultant for the Phoenix district attorney’s office based on the real-life experiences of Allison DuBois.
Speculation is mounting that Patricia Arquette could very well take home the Oscar in the same category next month. In the past there has sometimes been a pattern where Golden Globe winners have gone on to win Oscars in the same categories.
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