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Watch: The Best Acceptance Speeches from the 2015 Oscars

Watch: The Best Acceptance Speeches from the 2015 Oscars

Scattered and rambling acceptance speeches have been derailing awards ceremonies for decades now, but the Academy Awards remarkably had no such issue this year. Quite the opposite happened, actually, as a nonstop barrage of inspiring and deeply felt speeches saved the night from a longwinded runtime and an inconsistent Neil Patrick Harris. From Patricia Arquette’s stirring declaration for female rights to Common and John Legend’s eloquent appeal for equality, the 87th Academy Awards will go down in history as one of the most powerful awards ceremonies when it comes to the speeches. Watch all of the night’s most honorable acceptances below, including those from Graham Moore, Julianne Moore, J.K. Simmons and more.

Best Picture-“Birdman”

Best Director- Alejandro G. Inarritu

Best Actor- Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”

Best Actress- Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”

Best Supporting Actor- J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

Best Supporting Actress- Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”

Best Adapted Screenplay- Graham Moore, “The Imitation Game”

Best Documentary Feature- Laura Poitras, “Citizenfour”

Best Original Score- Alexandre Desplat, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Best Original Song- John Legend and Common, “Selma”

Best Foreign Language Film – Paweł Pawlikowski, “Ida”

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