Patricia Arquette continues to captivate audiences with her work on Medium. Despite the show being almost a decade old, fans still flock to see Allison Dubois in action. It should come as no surprise that yet again, Arquette has been recognized for a high-quality performance in one of her more recent projects.
On Sunday, January 5, 2020, Arquette was awarded a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or TV Motion Picture for her performance in the Hulu limited series The Act.
The series is based loosely on the real-life story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard, whose mother made false claims concerning her overall health and wellness. Arquette plays Dee Dee Blanchard, Gypsy Rose's mother. Arquette is no stranger to the awards stage; currently, she holds 12 awards from various organizations. In 2005, she even took home an Emmy for her role on Medium.
During her acceptance speech, she quickly thanked the usual list of suspects that come up — costars, production team, family, etc. In what can now be considered her trademark fashion, Arquette turned her moment in the spotlight away from herself and onto the multitude of headlines that had been prevalent over the weekend.
“I know tonight, January 5, 2020, we’re not going to look back on this night in the history books,” she said, indicating that the awards were not what would be remembered. “We will see a country on the brink of war…a President Tweeting out a threat… [that includes] cultural sites. Young people risking their lives, traveling across the world. People not knowing if bombs are going to drop on their kids' heads… and the continent of Australia, on fire.”
During many of her acceptance speeches, Arquette takes the opportunity to point the attention at current political climates. Just a few months earlier during the 2019 Emmy Awards, Arquette voiced her advocacy for employing members of the LGBTQ+ community in entertainment after winning her award.
“They are human beings,” she said during her acceptance, “Let’s give them jobs. Let’s get rid of this bias that we have everywhere.”
On January 5, Arquette left the audience with a very simple request.
“While I love my kids so much, I beg of us all to give them a better world,” she said. “For our kids, and their kids, we have to vote in 2020. We have to beg and plead for everyone we know to vote in 2020.”