Oscars 2019: Olivia Colman, Spike Lee and more of the night’s most memorable quotes

Olivia Colman connects with Lady Gaga after she accepted the award for best actress for “The Favourite” during the Academy Awards on Sunday.
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The 2019 Oscars have come and gone, but here are a few lines that stood out in a show that had its share of surprises.

“Adding Vibranium to costumes is very expensive.” — Ruth Carter, Oscar winner for costume design.

“Breathe.” — Jimmy Chin to Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi after their film, “Free Solo,” won the Oscar for best documentary.

“Justice Ginsburg, if you’d ever like to borrow the dragons: Ring me.” – “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke, presenting Jennifer Hudson’s performance of “I’ll Fight” from “RBG.”


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“I stand here with agency and self-worth because of Ryan Coogler.” — a teary Hannah Beachler, Oscar winner for production design

“It is a true honor for me to present this award live on camera and not during the commercial break, thank you to the academy.” — Tyler Perry, presenting the Academy Award for cinematography


“I grew up watching foreign-language films and learning so much from them and being inspired. Films like ‘Citizen Kane,’ ‘Jaws,’ ‘Rashoman,’ ‘The Godfather’ and ‘Breathless.’ ”— Alfonso Cuarón accepting the Oscar for best foreign-language film

“Backstage Mel Gibson came up to me like, ‘Wakanda forever.’ He said another word after that, but the ‘Wakanda’ part was nice.” — Trevor Noah introducing best picture nominee “Black Panther”

“I can’t believe a film about menstruation just won an Oscar!” — ‘Period: End of Sentence’ produce Melissa Berton, which won the Academy Award for best documentary, short subject.

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“This beautiful, intimate film . . . reminds us of the understanding and compassion that we all owe to the invisible people in our lives, immigrants and women, who move humanity forward.” — Chef and humanitarian José Andrés introducing “Roma.”

“First of all, Spike, so glad you’re sitting down. After 18 consecutive home losses, the Knicks won tonight. Repeat: the Knicks won tonight.” – Samuel Jackson, introducing the nominees for original screenplay.

“Before the world tonight, I give praise to our ancestors who helped build this country.” — Spike Lee, accepting the Oscar for best adapted screenplay for “BlacKkKlansman.”


“I’ve got a lot of people to thank, starting with the entire state of Rhode Island.” – Peter Farrelly, accepting the best original screenplay Oscar

“If you have a dream, fight for it.” — Lady Gaga, accepting the Academy Award for original song

“I may not have been the obvious choice, but I guess it worked out.” — Rami Malek, best actor Oscar winner.

“Oooh, it’s genuinely quite stressful! This is hilarious.” — Olivia Colman accepting the Oscar for best actress

“Being here doesn’t get old.” — three-time winner Alfonso Cuarón winning the Oscar for best director.

From Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper singing to a ‘Wayne’s World’ reunion, these are the highlights from the 2019 Academy Awards.

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