Monday, 25 February 2008

Notable quotes from Sunday's Oscars

Associated Press

Quotes from Sunday night's 80th annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles:

"I don't have a lot to add to what I said earlier. Thanks." — Ethan Coen, winning the best director Oscar along with his brother, Joel Coen, for "No Country for Old Men." They had earlier won the adapted screenplay Oscar for the film.

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"My deepest thanks to the members of the Academy for whacking me with the handsomest bludgeon in town." — Daniel Day-Lewis, star of "There Will Be Blood," accepting the best actor Oscar.

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"This is for the writers. I want to thank all the writers. I especially want to thank my fellow nominees, because I worship you guys. I'm learning from you every day." — Diablo Cody, choking back tears as she accepted the original screenplay Oscar for "Juno."

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"I'm speechless. ... Thank you life. Thank you love. It is true there (are) some angels in this city." — Marion Cotillard, after winning the best actress Oscar for "La Vie en Rose."

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"George Clooney, you know, the seriousness and the dedication to your art, seeing you climb into that rubber batsuit from 'Batman & Robin' — the one with the nipples, every morning under your costume, on the set, off the set, hanging upside-down at lunch — you rock man." — Tilda Swinton, thanking "Michael Clayton" co-star George Clooney after winning best supporting actress trophy.

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"Thank you to the Coens for being crazy enough to think that I could do that and put one of the most horrible haircuts (in) history over my head." — Javier Bardem, thanking directors Ethan and Joel Coen while accepting the best supporting actor Oscar for "No Country for Old Men."

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"The fight is over. So tonight, welcome to the makeup sex." — Jon Stewart, on the post-strike Oscars.

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"If we stay the course, we can turn these movies around." — Jon Stewart, on the plethora of financially unsuccessful Iraq movies.

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"I feel probably like Eli Manning felt at the Super Bowl. Glad to be in the show, ready for anything." — Viggo Mortensen, nominated for best actor in "Eastern Promises."

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"Unfortunately, so often the roles are not good enough for the women, but the roles for the men are always wonderful." — Helen Mirren.

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