5 of the Best Acceptance Speech Quotes from the 87th Academy Awards


After over a year of preparation, weeks of rehearsals and making sure the winners list wasn’t leaked, the 87th Academy Awards have come to a close. Some of this year’s biggest winners were the casts and crews of The Grand Budapest Hotel, Birdman and Whiplash.

With great talent also comes inspirational acceptance speeches. The winners were sure to thank their families, friends and fellow cast mates, but they also took their moment on stage to bring awareness to several causes, like ALS and wage equality. Click through our gallery below to see who’s quotes stood out to us the most at this year’s Oscars:


Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne took home an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for The Theory of Everything.

Graham Moore

Graham Moore won Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on The Imitation Game.

J.K. Simmons

J.K. Simmons won Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Whiplash.

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore took home the Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for Still Alice.

Patricia Arquette

Patricia Arquette won Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for Boyhood.