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Best Oscar quotes of the night

It was another soggy night at the Oscars. And as the stars began arriving on the red carpet, Best Actor winner Eddie Redmayne described the weather as:

Eddie Redmayne arrives at the Oscar's with wife Hannah Bagshawe. Credit: Reuters

The first joke of the night came from host Neil Patrick Harris when he opened the show with:

Neil Patrick Harris hosted the 87th Oscars ceremony. Credit: Reuters

Accepting the Best Director gong for Birdman, Alejandro G Inarritu joked the Academy should bring in "immigration rules" after his win followed Alfonso Cuaron's success last year with Gravity.

Alejandro G Inarritu accepts his Best Director Oscar Birdman. Credit: Reuters

A shocked Pawel Pawlikowski said as he picked up his award for Best Foreign Language film Ida:

Pawel Pawlikowski balanced his Oscar on his head after his win. Credit: Reuters

While introducing the Oscar for best supporting actor to J.K Simmons for the film Whiplash, Lupita Nyong'o mixed her words up, saying:

Lupita Nyong'o presents J.K Simmons with the Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Credit: Reuters

Later in the show, host Neil Patrick Harris stripped down to his pants. Speaking about Channing Tatum who starred in male stripper film Magic Mike, he said:

Host Neil Patrick Harris lost his clothes during the ceremony. Credit: Reuters

And it seems the Oscar statuettes can be difficult to handle. Director Mat Kirkby, who won Best Live Action Short Film for The Phonecall, quipped:

Mat Kirkby joked he was struggling to hold his Oscar. Credit: Reuters

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