Patricia Arquette felt like she had taken ''some weird drug'' when she accepted her Oscar.

The 47-year-old actress - who picked up the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 'Boyhood' at this year's ceremony - has confessed the experience was ''surreal'' and left her struggling to adapt back in to normal life afterwards.

She said: ''It was surreal. I felt like I had been shot up with some weird drug that changed time.

''[After] I felt depleted and shook up if I'm honest. I'd been working on 'Boyhood' for 12 years and nobody gave a crap. I wasn't any different. They saw it and thought I was different. I had to retreat to be with my family; let everyone else simmer down.''

Even after bagging the industry's most prestigious award, Patricia isn't taking her career - which already spans two decades - for granted.

She told Vogue magazine: ''Almost all the movies I have done have been small-budget, I love that content. But I do understand the value of not worrying about the rent every month. And I know the fickleness of this business. Even though I just won an Academy Award, this business ages you out, like it or not.''