9. The Impact
The audience walked away feeling inspired. When Patricia Arquette brought up the need for gender and wage equality and Common and John Legend got political about the struggle for justice saying, "There are more black men under correctional control today then were under slavery in 1850," both of these acceptance speeches were met with thunderous applause from the audience. During the breaks, you could hear, "Patricia Arquette deserves another award for what she said for women," and "I can't believe that statistic that Legend threw out there."