The Boyhood Oscar nominee shares her day-of award show plans

By Matthew Cole Weiss
Updated February 20, 2015 11:35 AM
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Patricia Arquette knows she’s the favorite to win Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars on Sunday because everyone keeps reminding her!

“People keep saying to me, ‘You’re going to win,’ ” Arquette told reporters at the Hollywood Domino Annual Pre-Oscar Soiree and Tournament in L.A. on Thursday. “I feel like no one will be able to look me in the eye if I don’t win because they’re going to feel so bad for me. It’s going to be this fascinating anthropological study on other humans.”

The Boyhood star, 46, has already scooped up awards at the Golden Globes, the BAFTA Awards and the Screen Actors Guild Awards, giving her good odds of taking home the prize on Sunday.

The actress revealed that she’s starting award show prep real early on the day-of because “they start trying to make you look human at the crack of dawn.”

However, win or lose, she plans on celebrating with her family either way.

“My date is going to be my boyfriend Eric White,” the actress said. “My sister’s [date] is going to be my daughter Harlow. And my brother Richmond is going to be there wearing my dad’s tuxedo. My dad passed away many years ago.”

Added Arquette, “My best friends made my dress. I’m going to be surrounded by love and things that are very meaningful to me as a human being.”

“It’s not just about a designer making you a dress,” she continued. “It’s about every moment in your life being meaningful.”

If Arquette wins, her schedule is sure to get jam-packed with new projects, but she isn’t ruling out a Boyhood sequel if director Richard Linklater wants her.

“Hell yeah,” she cheered when asked about doing another movie. “I said to him the last year of the film, ‘This is not a 12-year movie; this is actually a 20-year movie.’ Then I revised that and said, ‘This is a movie that wraps when I die.’ ”

She continued, “At the end of this weekend, I’m going to be sad that this movie is really over.”

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