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Jeff Bezos was mocked by Rock, Brad Pitt had a pop at Trump and Sigourney Weaver laced up her gloves

Chris Rock on Jeff Bezos and Marriage Story

Bezos is so rich, he got divorced and he is still the richest man in the world. He saw Marriage Story and thought it was a comedy.

Joaquin Phoenix

on veganism and social justice
I think at times we feel or are made to feel that we champion different causes. But for me I see commonality. I think whether were talking about gender inequality or racism or queer rights or indigenous rights, or animal rights were talking about the fight against injustice.

Were talking about the fight against the belief that one nation, one people, one race, one gender, one species has the right to dominate, use and control another with impunity.

on dairy products
I think weve become very disconnected from the natural world, many of us are guilty of an egocentric worldview and we believe that were the centre of the universe. We go into the natural world and we plunder it for its resources, we feel entitled to artificially inseminate a cow and steal her baby even though her cries of anguish are unmistakeable. Then we take her milk intended for her calf and we put it in our coffee and our cereal.

on forgiveness
I have been a scoundrel all my life, Ive been selfish. Ive been cruel at times, hard to work with and Im grateful that so many of you in this room have given me a second chance. I think thats when were at our best: when we support each other. Not when we cancel each other out for our past mistakes, but when we help each other to grow. When we educate each other. When we guide each other to redemption.

Laura Dern on meeting your heroes

Noah [Baumbach] wrote a movie about love and breaching divisions in the name and the honour of family and home and hopefully for our planet. Some say never meet your heroes. I say if youre really blessed you get them as your parents. I share this with my acting legends Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern. You got game, I love you. Thank you all for this gift. This is the best birthday present ever.

We can make it here as well Taika Waititi. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

Taika Waititi on far-right extremism and indigenous kids

Backstage: If you were a Nazi, you would go to jail. Now youre a Nazi, feel free to have a rally down in the square with your mates.

On stage he said: I want to dedicate this to all the indigenous kids in the world who want to do art, we are the original storytellers and we can make it here as well.

Brad Pitt on Trumps impeachment, John Bolton and the Republican party

Thank you to the Academy for this honour of honours. They told me I only have 45 seconds up here which is 45 more than the Senate gave John Bolton.

Bong Joon-Ho on booze and Scorsese and Tarantino

The [international feature film] category has a new name and Im so happy to be its first recipient under its new name. I applaud and support the new direction that this change symbolises. Im ready to drink tonight.

When I was young and starting in cinema there was a saying that I carved deep into my heart, which is, The most personal is the most creative. That quote was from our great Martin Scorsese. When I was in school I studied Scorseses films. Just to be nominated was a huge honour, I never felt I would win. When people in the US were not familiar with my films Quentin [Tarantino] would always put my films on his list Quentin, I love you.

Hildur Gunadttir on female composers

To the girls to the women, to the mothers to the daughters who hear the music bubbling within please speak up we need to hear your voices.

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