Some people watch the Oscars because they love movies. Others watch for the fashion or the stars. But inevitably you get to witness people shown admiration and adoration for being the best of the best.

Sure for every winner there were several people who came up short (and I don't mean Kevin Hart). Much can be learned from the grace of those who missed the win. And much can be learned from the success of those who won gracefully.

Here is how this year's Oscar winners and runner-ups view success.

1. "I do work very hard. I have been very colored by that education. I spent six days a week, seven hours a day training. That will always be the foundation of my work."

-Alicia Vikander, Winner of Best Actress in a Supporting Role for "The Danish Girl"

2. "Maybe you're not perfect, but you're willing to actually look at yourself and take some kind of accountability. That's a change. It might not mean that you can turn everything around, but I think there's something incredibly hopeful about that."

-Brie Larson, Winner of Actress in Leading Role for "Room"

3. "I had this dream, and I really wanted to be a star. And I was almost a monster in the way that I was really fearless with my ambitions."

-Lady Gaga, Nominee for Best Song for "The Hunting Ground"

4. "Well, in order for me to be successful... In order to be a great artist - musician, actor, painter, whatever - you must be able to be private in public at all times."

-Lady Gaga, Nominee for Best Song for "The Hunting Ground"

5. "Sometimes in life you don't always feel like a winner, but that doesn't mean you're not a winner, you want to be like yourself. I want my fans to know it's okay."

-Lady Gaga, Nominee for Best Song for "The Hunting Ground"

6."A lot of people give up, but you can't stop me. If you close the door, I'll just jump out the window."

-Diane Warren, Nominee for Best Song for "The Hunting Ground"

7. "I've just been jolting along from one film to another... Now, it's sort of a shock to realize what I've achieved."

-Leonardo DiCaprio, Winner of Best Actor in Leading Role for "The Revenant"

8. "If you can do what you do best and be happy, you're further along in life than most people."

-Leonardo DiCaprio, Winner of Best Actor in Leading Role for "The Revenant"

9. "I don't think I ever expected anything like an Oscar ever, to tell you the truth. That is not my motivation when I do these roles. I really am motivated by being able to work with great people and create a body of work that I can look back and be proud of."

-Leonardo DiCaprio, Winner of Best Actor in Leading Role for "The Revenant"

10. "Probably the only thing I knew with complete clarity was that I wanted to be an actor. But there was a lot of rejection early on, and so it never felt like, Hey, I've got something here. There was always an element of me that needed to prove something to myself. It's something I don't want to get rid of, because it's what drives me. I'm never settled and I'm never satisfied."

-Leonardo DiCaprio, Winner of Best Actor in Leading Role for "The Revenant"

11. "Usually whenever you're scared of something, do it. If you're not afraid of it, don't do it."

-Sylvester Stallone, Nominee for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for "Creed"

12. "I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat."

-Sylvester Stallone, Nominee for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for "Creed"

13. "I am not the richest, smartest or most talented person in the world, but I succeed because I keep going and going and going."

-Sylvester Stallone, Nominee for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for "Creed"

14."I'm always looking for a new challenge. There are a lot of mountains to climb out there. When I run out of mountains, I'll build a new one."

-Sylvester Stallone, Nominee for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for "Creed"

15. "What you don't want is to repeat a formula over and over or impose a formula to a movie that...when you impose yourself and you impose a formula and you're not open to explore and to find what is right for the movie, I think you're doing a disservice to the story and what you're trying to express."

-Emmanuel Lubeski, Winner of Best Cinematography for "The Revenant"

16. "When you have something that is bothering you, and then you articulate, take the time to really express it and see it clearly, to recognize. To acknowledge that is already a liberating energy."

-Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Winner of Best Director for "The Revenant"

17. "I learned there are ways to approach life. You can never change the events, but you can change the way you approach them."

-Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Winner of Best Director for "The Revenant"

18."Innocence can be more powerful than experience."

-Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Winner of Best Director for "The Revenant"

19. "To question your own process is a necessity. If you don't question yourself, it's impossible to improve."

-Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Winner of Best Director for "The Revenant"

20. "Fear of the unknown is a great creative partner."

-Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Winner of Best Director for "The Revenant"

21."I don't have a career. I have a life."

-Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Winner of Best Director for "The Revenant"

22. "Work hard! In the end, passion and hard work beats out natural talent."

-Pete Docter, Winner of Best Animated Feature Film for "Inside Out"

23. "If I'm going to do something, I'm going to spend however long it takes to get it right."

-Asif Kaspadia, Winner of Best Documentary for "Amy"

24. "You don't want to do things you've done before. You want to do something more challenging and exciting in different ways. Sometimes, by defining what the box is, you can have a more interesting problem to solve. "

-Roger Guyett, Nominee for Best Visual Effects for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

25. "I don't like to just rush into something, I like to keep thinking it, milling it over."

-Chris Corbould, Nominee for Best Visual Effects for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

26. "I didn't become successful until I became myself."

-Sam Smith, winner for Best Song for "Writing on the Wall"

27."I struggle for what I believe in. Life is short, it's impossible to repeat something; you have to take advantage of things when you can reach them."

-Kate Winslet, nominee for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for "Steve Jobs"

28. "By nature, I'm a very positive person, and because I'm happy in myself, and in my life, and I've got a great husband, and beautiful children, and I have a job that I love that calls for a certain amount of emotional expression, I get to realize a lot of my dreams and aspirations."

-Kate Winslet, nominee for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for "Steve Jobs"

29. "If you know you are going to fail, then fail gloriously."

-Cate Blanchett, Nominee for Best Actress in a Leading Role for "Carol"

30. "Someone might have a germ of talent, but 90 percent of it is discipline and how you practice it, what you do with it. ... Instinct won't carry you through the entire journey. It's what you do in the moments between inspiration."

-Cate Blanchett, Nominee for Best Actress in a Leading Role for "Carol"

31."I believe that a creative career is only as good as the risks that you take with it."

-Cate Blanchett, Nominee for Best Actress in a Leading Role for "Carol"

32."What I find really interesting is to try and mix it up, to push myself and try different things. I don't want to stay in my comfort zone. I want to take risks and keep myself scared."

-Michael Fassbender, Nominee for Best Actor in a Leading Role for "Steve Jobs"

33."You go though a period of immense pain when reality meets the dream."

-Charlotte Rampling, Nominee for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for "45 Years"

34."Training is fabulous because it gives you a basis, a strong structure, so that when you're unbelievably nervous and you think that you can't get a word out, you will get the word out."

-Charlotte Rampling, Nominee for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for "45 Years"

35. "Learning is the most important thing, no mater how you do it, or where you do it, or who you do it with."

-Saoirse Ronan, Nominee for Best Actress in a Leading Role for "Brooklyn"

36."Take life step by step, pace by pace, slowly slowly, and leave the competition to others."

-Eddie Redmayne, Nominee for Best Actor in a Leading Role for "The Danish Girl"

37. "If you can't help people, then what is the point of being successful?"

-Matt Damon, Nominee for Best Actor in a Leading Role for "The Martian"

38."I learned that you can't have any expectations with life. You never know what's going to happen."

-Jennifer Lawrence, Nominee for Best Actress in a Leading Role for "Joy"

39."I do have big ambitions, but I think we all do. I just want to keep working hard and being happy."

-Jennifer Lawrence, Nominee for Best Actress in a Leading Role for "Joy"

40."It doesn't matter who you are. What matters is your plan."

-Tom Hardy, Nominee for Best Supporting Actor in "The Revenant"