Best Supporting Actress In A Series, Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television

  • Best Supporting Actress In A Series, Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television


    AWARD 15

    Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture TV Movie

    Patricia Arquette

    “The Act”
    PATRICIA ARQUETTE:  Thank you very much.  What a wonderful surprise.  Thank you to my fellow nominees, to Hollywood Foreign Press, and to UCP and to Hulu, to Joey King, my phenomenal co‑star.  I love you so much.  You’re a gift, incredible talent.  To my kids, to my agent and manager, and I’m so grateful to be here and celebrate this.

    But also I know tonight, Jan 5, 2020, we’re not going to look back on this night in the history books.  We will see a country on the brink of war, the United States of America, a president tweeting out a threat of 52 bombs, including 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.

    So while I love my kids so much, I beg of us all to give them a better world.  For our kids and their kids, we have to vote in 2020, and we have to get ‑‑ beg and plead for everyone we know to vote in 2020.  Thank you.


    PATRICIA ARQUETTE:  You told me.  You did.  You told me.  You
              told me so.
              QUESTION:  Congratulations.
              PATRICIA ARQUETTE:  Thank you.
              QUESTION:  How did it feel, just following up, playing after True
              Romance and Alabama Worley and all that stuff?  How full circle
              is it to be right here, walking on the stage right after playing
              that as well?
              PATRICIA ARQUETTE:  I was just thinking that.  I was like, wow,
              that was such a pivotal movie in my career, and I don't know if I
              would be here really today if it wasn't for Alabama Worley.  He
              has a great body of work, but I also -- I just -- I would put
              money down that that will not be his last film, because how do
              you give up when you see he's still young.  I mean, when you fall
              in love with making movies, there's nothing like it.  So I don't
              know.  I'd bet against that.
              QUESTION:  Congratulations.  The Act was just phenomenal.
              PATRICIA ARQUETTE:  Thanks.
              QUESTION:  What did it take for you to get into that movie set to
              play that role?
              PATRICIA ARQUETTE:  Well, I was always really fascinated by
              Munchausen by proxy because it flies in the face of every
              instinct as mom to protect your young, but what I did find is I
              found even the experts, when they were talking about that
              disorder, it was very shallow, their interpretation, and I found
              some research material I did find really interesting.  There was
              a long video of a woman in prison.  Her child had died.  And as
              she's talking, she seems kind of normal, and then you start to
              see she goes in and out of kind of fugue state, and so I realized
              I'm kind of on my own on this.  It's not enough what the experts
              say.  So I started doing different research in a different kind
              of way about narcissism and toxic codependence and separation
              anxiety.  So that was really interesting.  But there were times
              for scenes I had to say to Joey King, who was an incredible
              actress who played my daughter in it, "I'm so sorry for the scene
              in advance because this is so sad and terrible."
              QUESTION:  Hi, Patricia.  Congratulations on your award.  Very
              well deserved.
              PATRICIA ARQUETTE:  Thank you.
              QUESTION:  And I loved your speech.
              PATRICIA ARQUETTE:  Thank you.
              QUESTION:  You talk about your daughter and how important it is
              to especially nowadays be strong and just, like, go through a
              tough time like that.  And how do you -- like, how do you talk to
              your daughter, especially nowadays?  What kind of advice do you
              give her to be strong in an environment like that?
              PATRICIA ARQUETTE:  I feel like my daughter is so much stronger
              than I ever was.  She was kind of born strong.  I think I learn a
              lot of that strength from her, but I do see her negotiating this
              new world, and I think the world is changing and relationships
              between men and women.  It's kind of been a conversation that we
              have needed to have for thousands of years, and we are starting
              to have this conversation.  And I'm very hopeful because I feel
              like it's going to evolve us as a species, and then we'll be able
              to have the most beautiful relationships between men and women.
              So I'm excited about that.  She's a young woman.  She's just
              starting into her romantic life, and it's really interesting to
              hear her perceptions, her relationships.  Thank you.  I want to
              just pass on some sad news.  My boyfriend, Eric White, is an
              artist, and he just let me know that John Baldessari, the amazing
              artist, just passed away.  I wanted to let you guys know that.


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