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Watch Patricia Arquette's call for wage equality in her Oscar acceptance speech

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Making the seconds count

Patricia Arquette just won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Richard Linklater's Boyhood. During her acceptance speech, Arquette hurriedly thanked seemingly dozens of people, including Linklater and the Boyhood cast and crew, then made a call for gender equality in Hollywood.

"It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States of America," she said, before music ushered her out.

It was a brief, scattered, and rushed call to action, but it was met by a fist pump of agreement from Meryl Streep and wild applause from the audience. Watch it above.