Oscars 2016: Acceptance speech favorites, including a global warming plea from Leonardo DiCaprio

Chris Rock stole the show, of course, with a biting opening monologue that set the tone of his hosting gig that repeatedly addressed the diversity issues dogging the Academy Awards from the moment the nominees were announced until the start of the Oscars 2016 ceremony.

But the winners, from best director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu to best actress Brie Larson, had their 45 seconds, and utilized them to promote everything from independent cinema to a hope for a day when skin color will barely cause a ripple.

And the notable acceptance speeches are: