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There were some great acceptance speeches at this year's Oscars.
But backstage, away from the TV cameras, is where the filter drops and the best quotes can usually be heard.
"What I’ve learned from myself is that I don’t have to be anybody else. Myself is good enough." - Best Supporting Actress winner Lupita Nyong'o
"I had to clean up dog poop today. In my bedroom." - Best Picture winner Brad Pitt
"You look down and you see Leo and Meryl. At one point I found myself talking right at De Niro — as if the room wasn’t intimidating enough. So I just looked back over at my mom." - Best Supporting Actor winner Jared Leto
"It’s one of those moments in life. It might not ever happen again. Emotions take over. So Van Halen! Jump!" - Best Picture winner Steve McQueen
"I would love to write on the beach in Hawaii. But I mostly write in the car, in the parking lot at my kids’ school." - Best Adapted Screenplay winner John Ridley
"'McConnaissance.' Somebody said it in Sundance. I was like 'wait, go back, what did you say?' I don’t know what that is, but it sounds good." - Best Actor winner Matthew McConaughey
"I’ll probably get into my pajamas or go dancing. But it’s quite easy to dance in your pajamas, so maybe I’ll do that." - Cate Blanchett
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