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Patricia Arquette Takes Best Actress Award for Boyhood

Patricia Arquette

Patricia Arquette has won the best actress award from the New York Film Critics Circle for her new movie Boyhood. She heard the news while doing press to promote the movie.

Directed by Richard Linklater (School of Rock, Before Sunset), Boyhood tells the story of a boy named Mason from the ages of 5-18. It is notable in that the entire production – cast and crew alike – took 12 years off between filming the story of the five year old and the story of the 18 year old.

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Arquette tweeted about the win, “I want to run in and kiss everyone in the New York Film Critics Circle @ NFCC . I never Ever thought this would happen to me.”

“I was like, ‘Ohmygod, wow. It’s so cool that they vote in a room all together, ” she said about it.

The actress also stated, “I like to give lectures to my children. I’ve never had experience giving speeches, ” in response to a question about the speech she will need to give when she formally accepts the award.

The New York Film Critics Circle also named Boyhood its best picture for the year and Linklater best director.

Arquette most recently appeared on the last two seasons of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. She can next be seen in the new TV series CSI: Cyber which premieres next year on CBS. She also appeared in this year’s yet to be released The Wannabe which tells the story of a man who tries to fix John Gotti’s trial in the 1990s.

Oh, and just in case you wondered: Patricia Arquette’s Mom is Jewish. Now the clip:



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