United States  

Celebrating 10 Years of Trusted News Discovery
One News Page
> >

Patricia Arquette Calls for Trans Rights in Tribute to Her Late Sister Alexis During Emmy Acceptance Speech

The Wrap Monday, 23 September 2019 ()
Patricia Arquette Calls for Trans Rights in Tribute to Her Late Sister Alexis During Emmy Acceptance SpeechPatricia Arquette paid tribute to her late sister, Alexis, and argued for transgender rights during her Emmy acceptance speech on Sunday.

“I just have to say I’m grateful to be working. I’m grateful at 50 to be getting the best parts of my life. And that’s great, but in my heart I’m so sad that I lost my sister Alexis, and that trans people are still being persecuted,” she said, while accepting the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.

“I’m in mourning every day of my life, Alexis, and I will be for the rest of my life for you, until we change the world so that trans people are not persecuted,” she continued. “And give them jobs. They’re human beings, let’s give them jobs. Let’s get rid of this bias that we have everywhere.”

*Also Read:* Emmys 2019: The Complete Winners List (Updating Live)

Alexis Arquette, a transgender activist and actress known for appearing in “The Wedding Singer,” died in 2016 at the age of 47. Her transition was documented in the 2007 film “Alexis Arquette: She’s My Brother.”

Patricia Arquette won for her role as Dee Dee Blanchard in Hulu’s “The Act.” She was also nominated for her role in Showtime’s “Escape at Dannemora,” where she will go against her “Act” co-star Joey King. That award was won by Michelle Williams for “Fossy/Verdon.”

*Related stories from TheWrap:*

'Family Guy' Mocks Emmys for Past Winners Roseanne Barr and Bill Cosby

'Game of Thrones' Cast Basks in the Validation of an Emmys Standing Ovation

Emmys Give Shout-Out to Jail-Bound Past Winner Felicity Huffman
0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 
Credit: Cover Video STUDIO - Published < > Embed
News video: Rupaul urges fans to vote in U.S. election during Emmy's acceptance speech

Rupaul urges fans to vote in U.S. election during Emmy's acceptance speech 00:46

Rupaul used his acceptance speech at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night to urge fans to vote in the 2020 United States presidential election.

You Might Like


Recent related videos from verified sources

Patricia Arquette Talks Her Emotional Acceptance Speech On Trans Rights | Emmys 2019 [Video]Patricia Arquette Talks Her Emotional Acceptance Speech On Trans Rights | Emmys 2019

Arquette won outstanding supporting actress in a limited series for her role in Hulu's 'The Act.'

Credit: The Hollywood Reporter     Duration: 04:09Published

Michelle Williams Talks Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series Win & Acceptance Speech On Equal Pay | Emmys 2019 [Video]Michelle Williams Talks Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series Win & Acceptance Speech On Equal Pay | Emmys 2019

Michelle Williams Talks Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series Win & Acceptance Speech On Equal Pay | Emmys 2019

Credit: The Hollywood Reporter Studio     Duration: 05:39Published

Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? FeedbackSend us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest
One News® is a registered trademark of One News Page Ltd.