As all 29 of our Oscars Experts predicted, Patricia Arquette won Best Supporting Actress for “Boyhood” on Sunday night. She filmed her role as the struggling mother of two children over the course of 12 years and swept the awards season with wins at the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice, SAG, and BAFTA Awards, in addition to prizes from the Los Angeles, New York, and National Society film critics.
This was the first nomination for Arquette, who is a member of an acting dynasty that also includes her father Lewis Arquette, grandfather Cliff Arquette, and siblings Rosanna, David, and Alexis Arquette. She is the first in the family to win an Oscar, but this isn’t her first brush with awards success. She won an Emmy in 2005 for her starring role as psychic crime-solver Allison DuBois in “Medium.”
They all trail far behind Meryl Streep in terms of career nominations and wins. Her nod for playing the witch in “Into the Woods” was her 19th. No actor has earned more nominations than Streep, and with this, her 16th loss, no actor has lost more Oscars than Streep either. But she was always an underdog in this contest, placing fourth with 50/1 odds.