Hong Kong Film Awards: ‘The Golden Era’ Leads With Five Wins (The Hollywood Reporter)

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he Golden Era dominated the 34th Hong Kong Film Awards with five wins, including best film, best director, best cinematography and best art direction.

It was the fifth time The Golden Era‘s helmer Ann Hui won the best director award, after A Simple Life (2012), The Way We Are (2008),Summer Snow (1995), and Boat People (1982).

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Patricia Arquette on Her Oscar Speech: ‘I Don’t Think People Really Understood What I Meant’ (Time)

Patricia Arquette on Her Oscar Speech: ‘I Don’t Think People Really Understood What I Meant’

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The actress, who stars in CSI: Cyber, talks about the changing technological landscape and how it felt to win an Academy Award

No matter what happened at the Oscars this year, where Patricia Arquette ended up winning Best Supporting Actress for her role in Boyhood, the actress had her next role lined up.

Arquette stars as the head of a group of technologically-agile sleuths in CSI: Cyber, which debuts March 4 at 10 p.m. It’s a pivot for an actress who was last widely seen as an intuitive, emotional mother in Richard Linklater’s film, but hardly new for an actress who previously won an Emmy for the police procedural Medium.

In conversation with TIME, the actress addressed those who thought her Oscar speech was insufficiently intersectional, as well as the state of network TV and of cyber-security.

TIME: Has working on this show taught you anything about technology?

Patricia Arquette: Well, it’s pretty terrifying. Every script I got, I’d be like: What? Technology has become such an integral part of our lives, and it’s just going to become more dominant. it’s illuminating and terrifying to learn what criminals are able to do now.

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OSCARS 2015: PATRICIA ARQUETTE RALLIES FOR WAGE EQUALITY

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OSCARS 2015: PATRICIA ARQUETTE RALLIES FOR WAGE EQUALITY

Talk about #GirlPower: The winner rallied for women in her Oscars acceptance speech.

Sagging a best supporting actress statue for her role in Boyhood, Patricia Arquette accepted her award with an empowering speech on women’s rights and equality. After thanking a long list of people — including her famous family members, who accompanied her to this year’s ceremony — the actress went on to thank the women in the world and ended on a powerful note, calling for wage equality.  Continue reading “OSCARS 2015: PATRICIA ARQUETTE RALLIES FOR WAGE EQUALITY”