The Oscars 2015 has just wrapped up, and it went off flawlessly with some very memorable moments. Some amazing talents were recognised for their performances and work, including British actor Eddie Redmayne, who won Best Actor, and Julianne Moore, who was awarded for Best Actress. Here are 5 of the most memorable quotes from the lavish, emotional and humorous ceremony.
Accepting his Best Actor Oscar, Eddie sounded very humble: “I’m fully aware that I am a lucky, lucky man. This Oscar belongs to all of those people around the world battling ALS. It belongs to one exceptional family, and I will be it’s custodian and I promise you that I will polish him, and wait on him hand and foot.”
JK Simmons told people to reach out to their parents and talk to them: “If you’re lucky enough to have a parent or two alive, call them. Don’t text, don’t email. Call them. Listen to them for as long as they want to talk to you.”
After winning for his song ‘Glory’, John emotionally explained the relevance of the film ‘Selma’ which it was written for: “We wrote this film for events that happened 50 years ago but we say that Selma is now. We live in the most incarcerated country in the world. There are more black men incarcerated today than were in slavery in 1850.”
Julianne opted for to go funny when she won Best Actress, making a joke about her age: “I read an article that said that winning an Oscar could lead to living five years longer. If that’s true, I’d like to thank the Academy because my husband is younger than me.”
Upon winning Best Supporting Actress, Patricia made a plea for gender equality: “To every woman who gave birth, to every citizen and taxpayer, it’s our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women of the United States of America!”