Best: Patricia Arquette's Fired-Up Feminist Acceptance Speech
Though Arquette's much-deserved Best Supporting Actress win for Boyhood came at the expense of the great Meryl Streep, even the actresses she beat couldn't help but get on their feet after hearing her message. After thanking the film's team, Arquette used her platform to talk gender politics: "To every woman who gave birth to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else's equal rights," she said. "It's our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America." Cue an excited Meryl Streep standing up and pointing, followed by a standing ovation from many actresses in the audience. It was a badass political statement to make, and Arquette – who played a working single mother of two in the movie – was the perfect person to make it.