She ended by thanking special counsel Mueller, just after calling out production companies for not paying certain people overtime.
“Oh, thank you, Robert Mueller,” Arquette said to cheers and applause from the audience. “And to everyone working to make sure we have sovereignty for the United States of America.” You can watch her speech in full below.
Of course, Mueller is leading an investigation into Russian collusion in the 2016 election and Moscow’s possible ties to President Donald Trump.
Not unexpectedly, the often outspoken Patricia Arquette was asked backstage about whether her win is significant in the current focus on Hollywood’s women. She did not want to grab any credit:”No, I think activists have been working on this forever. There were a lot more women writers (in Hollywood) in the 1930s,” she said. “I’m glad this industry is addressing it and pushing forward. I’m hoping all industries do the same.”
Arquette added that as a member of a family of actors, the Actor award held special meaning for her. “My favorite part of being an actor is exploring the human condition,” she added. When asked if she wanted to offer any additional thanks, she said; “My father….I mean, he didn’t want me to be an actor, it’s a hard way to make a living, but (he knew) that it was valuable work.”