FACTBOX-UPDATE 1-Stars talk about Oscar night
- The Academy Awards, the film industry's highest honors, were handed out Sunday at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Here are some of the most memorable remarks from attendees at the Oscars:
"My kids are too young to remember this, but I swore that if this miracle ever happened, I would receive it in the spirit of Tigger from Winnie the Pooh, so that's what that was about." -- Danny Boyle, explaining why he jumped at the podium when he accepted the best director award for "Slumdog Millionaire".
"I would be lying if I said I haven't made a version of this speech before. I think I was probably eight years old and staring into the bathroom mirror. This (holding her Oscar) would have been a shampoo bottle. Well it's not a shampoo bottle now." -- Kate Winslet, accepting her best actress Oscar for "The Reader."
"You commie, homo-loving sons of guns. I didn't expect this," Sean Penn, after winning the best actor Oscar for "Milk".
"You're an amazing example for every young actress in this business, because you are not afraid to show both your dark and your bright side. This is your first nomination. I have a feeling there will be many more after this. And by the way, I think you have an extraordinay voice. So keep singing, too." -- Shirley MacLaine on Anne Hathaway. During the show, Hathaway accompanied host Hugh Jackman in a duet parodying "Frost/Nixon."
"Her name itself has come to represent a whole world of unmatched excellence, so it's probably best just to start there. Meryl Streep." -- Sophia Loren, on the best actress nominee.
"For this (career) record, you have had 15 nominations and we behold you: the astonishing, astonishing Meryl Streep."
"When someone puts up numbers like that, I can't help but think: Steroids." -- Hugh Jackman on Meryl Streep getting her 15th nomination, this time for best actress for her role in "Doubt."
"Has anybody ever fainted here, because I think I may be the first one," -- Penelope Cruz, after winning the best supporting actress award for her role in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona".
"There are certain places in the world you never imagine standing. For me it's the South Pole, the Miss World podium and here. It's a tremendous honor, so thank you to the Academy." -- Simon Beaufoy, after winning the adapted screenplay Oscar for "Slumdog Millionaire".
"This award tonight would've humbly validated Heath's quiet determination to be truly accepted by you all here, his peers, within an industry he so loved." -- Kim Ledger, father of Heath Ledger, who posthumously won best supporting actor.
"Menacing, mercurial, droll and diabolical, Heath Ledger as The Joker in 'The Dark Knight' kept us all on edge, anxious to see what act of appalling mischief he might perform next." -- Kevin Kline, winner of the best supporting Oscar in 1988 for "A Fish Called Wanda," on Ledger.
"For most of my life, I've thought that doing good for someone didn't mean you would receive commendation for that kindness until now. This award touches my heart and the very depth of my soul." -- Comedian Jerry Lewis, 82, on receiving an Academy humanitarian award.
"It is just sort of unbelievable. Maybe when I see my mom in a few minutes, I'll believe it." -- Dustin Lance Black, winner for best original screenplay for "Milk".
"Harvey (Milk) gave me his story and it saved my life."
"She is a woman with a gold of heart. No! A woman with a heart of gold." -- Penelope Cruz, winner of best supporting actress award, about Sophia Loren, her co-star in her new film.
"Everyone in this room has to make a comeback every day. Life is tough." -- Sean Penn, winner of the best actor Oscar, when asked about Mickey Rourke and Hollywood comebacks.
ON THE RED CARPET:
"I'm available." -- Frank Langella, nominated for best actor for "Frost/Nixon", when asked what he has lined up next.
"When I started, Mickey Rourke and Sean Penn were my idols." -- Brad Pitt, speaking about his fellow nominees for best actor as he arrived with partner and actress Angelina Jolie.
"She made it to six days ago. She left me at a time when, after 18 years, she thought I would be all right. She went to a good place." - best actor nominee Mickey Rourke, who lost out to Sean Penn, about the death of his dog, Loki.
"I'm 100-percent excited. Terror hasn't set in yet." -- Anne Hathaway, best actress nominee for "Rachel Getting Married."
"It only arrived this morning. It was one of those days." -- Marisa Tomei, who was up for best supporting actress for "The Wrestler", about her dress. She lost to Penelope Cruz.
Viola Davis, best supporting actress contender for her role in "Doubt," said she was so nervous about acting against Meryl Streep in the movie that she took homeopathic stress tabs from before shooting.
"I dissolved the whole bottle in half an hour," said Davis, adding she didn't need anything like that for the Oscars. (Editing by Cynthia Osterman)