Memorable quotes from the Oscars

LOS ANGELES - The 88th Academy Awards were overshadowed by a row on the lack of black nominees, but Hollywood's biggest night also witnessed commentary on issues including climate change and campus sexual assault.

'So, I thought about quitting. I thought about it real hard. But, I realised, they're gonna have the Oscars anyway. They're not gonna cancel the Oscars because I quit. You know? And the last thing I need is to lose another job to Kevin Hart, okay?'

Oscars host Chris Rock, in his opening monologue and addressing the Oscars diversity issue

'Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted'

Leonardo DiCaprio, finally taking his Best Actor Oscar, in a message on climate change

'I can see lots of legs, that's my perspective'

Child star Jacob Tremblay on the red carpet, to E! host Ryan Seacrest

'There is a line in the film that (Glass says) to his mixed-race son - "They don't listen to you, they just see the colour of your skin." So what a great opportunity for our generation to really liberate ourselves from all prejudice and this tribal thinking and make sure for once and forever that the colour of our skin becomes as irrelevant as the length of our hair'

Best Director Alejandro G. Inarritu, referring to Leonardo DiCaprio's role in The Revenant as trapper Hugh Glass

'I don't look like him. He happens to look a lot like me'

Star Wars droid C-3PO, on the iconic gold Oscars statue, while honouring Star Wars composer John Williams with R2-D2 and BB-8

'Why all the protests this year? This is the 88th Academy Awards and I'm sure this has happened at least 71 times before. I'm sure there were years in the '50s and '60s where black people didn't get nominated. But we had better things to protest. We were too busy getting raped and lynched to care who was up for best cinematographer. When your grandma is swinging from a tree, it's really hard to care about best documentary foreign short.'

Oscars host Chris Rock

'This year, in the In Memoriam package, it's just going to be black people that were shot on their way to the movies'

Oscars host Chris Rock, alluding to major issues faced by African Americans in recent times

'This film gave a voice to survivors. And this Oscar amplifies that voice, which we hope will become a choir that will resonate all the way to the Vatican'

Michael Sugar, co-producer of Best Picture Spotlight, the story of The Boston Globe's expose about the Catholic Church's silencing of victims of sexual abuse by priests

'If you don't want big money to control government, don't vote for candidates that take money from big banks, oil or weirdo billionaires'

Adam McKay, director of financial crisis satire The Big Short

'We must and we can change the culture, so that no abused woman or man like the survivors you will see tonight ever feel they have to ask themselves, 'What did I do?' They did nothing wrong'

United States Vice President Joe Biden, introducing Lady Gaga, who performed with survivors of campus sexual assault

Repeat telecasts of the 88th Annual Academy Awards will air on HBO (StarHub TV Channel 601) on March 2 (9pm), March 4 (10.30pm) and March 6 (4pm).