The 2015 Oscars may not have had the most electrifying host (sorry NPH) but they did have many well-deserved wins and a number of really heartfelt speeches and important messages.
Patricia Arquette was absolutely the right choice for the winner of the Best Supporting Actress gong for her role in Boyhood and she had plenty of people she wanted to thank in a speech lasting less than 90 seconds. And she made time towards the end to point out an issue that's close to her heart.
"It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States of America."
It's a truth easily forgotten that in our thoroughly modern age, women are still payed noticeably less than men for doing the same jobs. As Arquette points out, equality has been a driving force behind political and social change for much of the last century and yet half of the earth's population is still discriminated against. She's given this shout out in the most public way she can, it remains to be seen what people can actually do to redress the balance.
Boyhood is on home video now.