And the crowd goes wild!

Patricia Arquette just got political with her Oscar acceptance speech, thanking women everywhere for producing every single taxpaying citizen in America. Then she called for equal pay and equal rights for women. Meryl Streep went nuts.

Not everyone was enthusiastic about the serious message in her words:

Earlier it was rumored Ms. Arquette was a little tipsy on the red carpet. We can see why now: liquid courage.