Oscars 2015: 27 Best Quotes From the Show

"Benedict Cumberbatch: It's not only the most awesome name in show business. It’s also the sound you get when you ask John Travolta to pronounce 'Ben Affleck.'"

The 87th Annual Academy Awards have come and gone. And the show featured no shortage of memorable moments, including these 25 quotes:

"To every woman who gave birth, to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else's civil rights. It is our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America." — Patricia Arquette, winner of best supporting actress for Boyhood

"Everything is awesome." — Tegan and Sara & The Lonely Island

"Oh sure, now you like him!" — Harris in reference to applause for David Oyelowo, who was snubbed for his role as Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma

"Benedict Cumberbatch: It's not only the most awesome name in show business. It’s also the sound you get when you ask John Travolta to pronounce 'Ben Affleck.' " — host Neil Patrick Harris

"Not like [Adele Dazeem's] going to follow me around for the rest of my life." — Idina Menzel to John Travolta, who famously flubbed her name last year

"And such happy endings, except in Gone Girl when that lady slit your throat." — Anna Kendrick to Harris during the opening song

"Once upon a time there was a freckle-faced little boy who told his mom and his dad he was going to work at Walt Disney Animation. And they did something amazing: They supported him.” — Big Hero 6 co-director Don Hall, winner of best animated feature

"They are four women. Plus — in accordance with California state law — Meryl Streep." — Jared Leto introducing the best supporting actress nominees

"American Sniper alone is responsible for over $300 million of [Oscar nominees' box office earnings]. To put that in perspective, everyone on this side of the theater are the seven other nominees and American Sniper is Oprah." To Winfrey: "Because you're rich." — Harris

"I secretly hope someone pulls a Kanye West." — Harris in the opening song

"Dear Lady Gaga, thank you for that wonderful performance." — Julie Andrews after the singer performed a medley of songs from The Sound of Music

"Octavia Spencer, you're an Oscar winner … but enough about you." — Harris 

"I'll wrap up." – director Pawel Pawlikowski, Ida, winner of best foreign-language film, as the music sped up and he continued his speech. The orchestra eventually stopped playing and let him finish

"If you're lucky enough to have a parent alive on this planet — or two — call them." — J.K. Simmons in accepting the best supporting actor award for Whiplash

"I love that dress. It takes a lot of balls to wear that dress." – Harris in reference to Dana Perry, producer of Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1, winner of best documentary short 

"Not my tempo." — Harris to Whiplash star Miles Teller

"Heard this is good for a free drink, so we're going to test that out back there." — Paul Franklin, winner of best visual effects for Interstellar

"Our next film is amazing. I'm blown away right now myself. Our next nominee for best picture reveals how the visionary father of modern computing Alan Turing helps defeat the Nazis only to have his own greatness stripped away from him for his sexual orientation." — Terrence Howard, overcome with emotion, as he introduced The Imitation Game

"How far would you go to find the greatness in themselves? Whiplash — this film about a young musician desperately trying to please his ruthless teacher is a thrilling symphony that is both — it's mind-blowing." — Howard

"Thank you so much to the Academy and Oprah." — Graham Moore after Winfrey handed him the statuette for best adapted screenplay for The Imitation Game

"When I was 16 years old I tried to kill myself. … This is for that kid out there who feels weird or feels different — stay weird, stay different." — Graham Moore

"Good luck charms work … tonight I am wearing the real Michael Keaton's tightie-whities. They are tight and smell like balls." — Alejandro González Iñárritu, winner of best director for Birdman

"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." — Julianne Moore, winner of best actress for Still Alice

"People with Alzheimer’s deserve to be seen so we can find a cure." — Julianne Moore 

"Travolta will be back again next year to apologize to Idina for all the face-touching." — Harris' Oscar predictions

"Who gave this son of a bitch his green card? Birdman!" — Sean Penn, presenting the best picture award to Birdman

"Look, it's just great to be here. Who am I kidding? It's great fun." — Michael Keaton, with the cast and crew of Birdman after receiving the award for best picture (he lost best actor to Eddie Redmayne)

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