At last night’s Emmy Awards, Patricia Arquette won Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role in The Act. The Hulu movie was based on the true story of the murder of DeeDee Blanchard by her daughter Gypsy Rose.
Arquette admitted her gratefulness was tinged with sadness over the death of her sister, Alexis Arquette three years ago.
“I’m grateful to be working, and I’m grateful at 50 to be getting the best roles of my life. Trans people are still being persecuted, and I will be in mourning for the rest of my life… They’re human beings, give them jobs.
I feel like I’m just starting the process. I felt it would be inauthentic not to talk about where my heart is, where my thoughts are. Trans people have a life expectancy of 35 years… we need to really change this.”
See a complete list of last night’s winners here.
(Photos, Avalon; via Emmys.com)