From Chris Rock‘s amazing monologue to Leonardo DiCaprio’s memorable acceptance speech, audience at the 88th Academy Awards had the best of intelligent, witty quotes to ponder on.
The issue of diversity rang all through the night, but some recipients did sway away from it though.
Enough talk! These are some of the best quotes from the Oscars 2016.
“The last thing I need is to lose another job to Kevin Hart.” — Chris Rock in his opening monologue
“In the ’60s, black people did not protest. Why? Because we had real things to protest at the time.” — Rock
“It’s not about boycotting or anything, we want opportunity. We want black actors to get the same opportunities.” — Rock
“You’re damn right Hollywood’s racist. Hollywood is sorority racist.” — Rock
“We made this film for all the journalists who have and continue to hold the powerful accountable and for the survivors whose courage and will to overcome is really an inspiration to all.” — Tom McCarthy, best original screenplay winner for Spotlight
“Big money is taking over our government, and until right and left goes, no more big money. It has to be like a scarlet letter on these candidates. So I really honestly did not mean either side, but like Google it. Just Google it. You can see what the candidates have been paid, and when you elect people that get money from banks and oil and weirdo billionaires, that’s who they vote for.” — Adam McKay, best adapted screenplay winner for The Big Short
“My mom and dad thank you for giving me the belief that anything can happen even though I would have never believed this.” — Alicia Vikandar, best supporting actress winner for The Danish Girl
“What another lovely day… it could be horribly prophetic, Mad Max, if we’re not kinder to each other and we don’t stop polluting our atmosphere.” — Jenny Beavan, best costume design winner for Mad Max: Fury Road
“I want to salute my beloved picture department and all who work in post who worked with their hands, heads and most importantly, their hearts.” — Margaret Sixel, best film editing winner for Mad Max: Fury Road
“For thousands of years, we’ve been telling stories in the dark around a flickering light, whether a campfire or a projector. David and I do it with sound. [Director] George Miller would tell us Mad Max is a film we see with our ears. I knew sound could tell my story, but nothing quite like this. Sound artists are storytellers. Thank you, George. I hope to see you around the next campfire.”— Mark Mangini, achievement in sound editing winner for Mad Max: Fury Road
“There are days you’re going to feel sad, you’re going to feel angry, you’re going to feel scared, that’s nothing you can choose. But you can make stuff. Make films. Draw. Write. It’ll make a world of difference. ” — Pete Docter, best animation winner for Inside Out
“I want to take a moment to applaud all of my actors and actresses of color that didn’t get nominated tonight. The reason why I say this is because I want them to understand that tonight should not determine the hard work and effort that you put into your craft. At the end of the day, we love what we do and we’re breaking major ground doing it. These problems of today will eventually become problems of the old. Let’s not this negative issue of diversity beat us.” — Kevin Hart introducing performer The Weeknd
“I’ve always just adored stories. So for me to have the chance to work with I think one of the greatest storytellers of all time, Steven Spielberg has been such an honor. It’s a wonderful time to be an actor and I’m proud to be part of it.” — Mark Rylance, best supporting actor winner for Bridge of Spies