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Patricia Arquette just won the Oscars with equal rights speech

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Patricia Arquette just won the Oscars for her speech on equal rights for women — so much so that her competition Meryl Streep jumped up with applause.

When the 46-year-old actress accepted the award Sunday for Best Supporting Actress for her work in the movie Boyhood. But she did more than thank her family.  Arquette spoke out in support of equal rights and equal wages for women, which got a great reaction from the audience .. and on social media.

“It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America.”

The actress beat out Wild‘s Laura Dern, The Imitation Game‘s Keira Knightley, Birdman‘s Emma Stone, and Into the Woods‘ Meryl Streep to win the big prize.