In Quotes

Patricia Arquette upset that sister Alexis was omitted from the Oscars’ “In Memoriam” tribute

“I was really pissed off the academy left out my sister Alexis in the memoriam, because Alexis had a great body of work, but Alexis was one of very few trans artists that worked in the business.

At a time when we have trans kids that can’t even go to the bathroom at school, you would think the academy would have a little bit more respect for a group of people that are murdered, and trans women of color are most likely to live in extreme poverty, making $800 a month, so I think the Oscars have a lot of learning to do.”—Patricia Arquette, explaining to ABC News why she’s upset about the In Memoriam tribute at this year’s Oscars ceremony