Emmys 2019: Patricia Arquette advocates for trans rights after winning best Supporting Actress In A Limited Series for 'The Act'
The 50-year old actress also took the stage to speak up in support for the LGBTQ.
Patricia Arquette walked away with an Emmy for 'Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie' for playing Dee Dee Blanchard in the Hulu series, 'The Act'. This was her second Emmy. The series follows the story of Gypsy Blanchard (Joey King), who is confined to her wheelchair due to an illness. Growing up, her relationship with her overprotective mother (Patricia Arquette) begins to sour as she increasingly insists on her independence.
Talking about the win, Arquette thanked her co-star, Blanchard for the valuable contribution. " I can’t believe this is happening", she said. "I am grateful to be working at 50". The actor also spoke up for the trans people. "Trans people are still being prosecuted. I'm in mourning in every day of my life," Arquette said. "Give them jobs. They are human beings, let's give them jobs and get rid of this bias we have everywhere." She also honored her late sister Alexis through her acceptance speech. Arquette's trans sister, died in 2016 after a nearly 30-year battle with HIV. Patricia Arquette, still obviously deeply affected by her sister's death.
Arquette pipped Marsha Stephanie Blake, 'When They See Us', Patricia Clarkson, 'Sharp Objects', Vera Farmiga, 'When They See Us', Margaret Qualley, 'Fosse/Verdon' and Emily Watson, 'Chernobyl' for the win in this category.
Arquette made her feature film debut as Kristen Parker in 'A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors' (1987). Her other notable films include 'True Romance' (1993), 'Ed Wood' (1994), 'Flirting with Disaster' (1996), 'Lost Highway (1997), The Hi-Lo Country (1998), 'Bringing Out the Dead' (1999), and Toy Story 4 (2019). She also appeared in the CSI franchise as Avery Ryan, the Deputy Director of the FBI, starring in 'CSI: Cyber'. She went on to star as Joyce Mitchell in the Showtime miniseries 'Escape at Dannemora' (2018), winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film.