2021 Academy Awards Winners: 12 HollyGOOD Quotes

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Hey Hollywooders! We’re still feeling pretty HollyGOOD after last night’s 93rd Academy Awards.

Relive the magical night with quotes from 2021 Oscar winners and presenters!

“He’s so heavy and he’s so cold”Emerald Fennell describing the Oscar statuette upon accepting the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Promising Young Woman

“Like it’s incredible, my mum, my dad. They had sex. It’s amazing. Like do you know what I’m saying, I’m here. You know what I mean? So I’m so happy to be alive, so I’m going to celebrate that tonight, do you know what I’m saying?” Daniel Kaluuya in his acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actor for Judas and the Black Messiah

“Mr. Brad Pitt, finally. Nice to meet you. Where were you while we were filming in Tulsa? Is very honor to meet you. As you know, I’m from Korea and actually my name is Yuh-Jung Youn and most of European people call me Yuh-Youn and some of them call me Yuh-Jung. But tonight, you are all forgiven.” Yuh-Jung Youn accepting the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in Minari

“I want to say thank you to our ancestors who put the work in, were denied but never gave up. And I also stand here as Jamika and I break this glass ceiling with so much excitement for the future. Because I can picture Black trans women standing up here and Asian sisters and our Latino sisters and indigenous women. And I know that one day it won’t be unusual or groundbreaking; it will just be normal.”   Mia Neal accepting the Oscar for Best Makeup and Hairstyling for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

“This is for anyone who had the faith and the courage to hold onto the goodness in themselves and to hold onto the goodness in each other, no matter how difficult it is to do that, and this is for you, you inspire me to keep going.Chloé Zhao in her acceptance speech for Best Director, Nomadland

“The best films are the ones we feel.”   Riz Ahmed while presenting the Academy Award for Best Sound 

“Man, you know what’s deep is that God gave us 12 notes. It’s the same 12 notes Duke Ellington had, Bach had. It’s the same 12…Man, that’s so dope.”Jon Batiste accepting the Best Music (Original Score) Academy Award for the Pixar movie Soul 

“This award is a tribute and this film is a tribute to women everywhere in the world, of any age, who are joining hands and fight for justice.”Alice Doyard accepting the Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) for Colette

“I want to take this Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and dedicate it to anyone who wants to stand in the middle…Stand in the middle ’cause that’s where healing happens. That’s where conversation happens. That’s where change happens. It happens in the middle.” Tyler Perry accepting the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

“Please watch our movie on the largest screen possible and one day very, very soon, take everyone you know into a theater, shoulder to shoulder in that dark space and watch every film that’s represented here tonight.” Frances McDormand accepting the Best Picture Oscar for Nomadland

“Movie theaters: they employ over 150,000 Americans. They are the unsung heroes who help bring movie magic to the big screen. Obviously, it’s been a very hard year for them – furloughs, closures, basically, the longest intermission that they ever could have imagined. Thanks to their dedication and resilience, theaters are coming back.”Matthew McConaughey in a PSA for movie-going

Acceptance speech quotes are Copyright 2021 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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