After Patricia Arquette added a Screen Actor’s Guild award to her Golden Globe, Oscar buzz began to mount for the “Boyhood” star. It was the first time Arquette won a SAG award after several nominations.
“I can’t tell you what this means to me,” she said after winning the Outstanding Supporting Actress award. “I’m a fourth generation actor. My family has been committed to acting for over a century through feast or famine. My father Lewis Arquette taught me to approach work with compassion and gratitude. And also taught me how hard it is to make a living as an actor.”
Arquette, who is nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar, thanked the cast and crew, especially Ethan Hawke for his “fierce commitment,” Ellar Coltran for his “purity” and “Boyhood” director Richard Linklater for “showing me the beauty of this human experience and how we all matter.”
“To my kids Enzo and Harlow: You are both perfect, the perfect kids for me” and “to my mother: You are my hummingbird. You are always with me. Thank you.”
Another actor who could be destined for a Best Supporting Oscar is “Whiplash” star J.K. Simmons, who, like Arquette, won a Golden Globe and a SAG during the 2015 winter awards season. “This is really beautiful to be acknowledged in a room full of peers … and I feel like all of us actors are supporting actors.” He added, “I Would like to thank the 49 actors who appear on screen in ‘Whiplash’ for realizing Damien Chazelle vision so beautifully.”
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