Oscars’ golden nuggets


Here are some of the colourful quotes from the 84th Academy Awards show:
“When they called my name, I had this feeling I could hear half of America going, ‘Oh no. Come on … Her, again?’ You know. But, whatever!”– Meryl Streep, after winning the best actress Oscar, her third Academy Award.
“I want to thank Uggie the dog. I think he doesn’t care, I’m not sure he understands what I say. He’s not that good, but thank you.” — ‘The Artist’ director Michel Hazanavicius, referring to the canine star of his movie.
“You’re only two years older than me darling, where have you been all my life?” — Christopher Plummer, kissing his golden statuette after winning the best supporting actor Oscar, at the age of 82.
“Christopher Plummer, ladies and gentlemen, may be walking up on stage tonight — because apparently he wanders off.”– Billy Crystal, making a quip about Plummer’s age as he presented the show for the ninth time.
“When I first emerged from my mother’s womb, I was already rehearsing my Academy thank you speech, but it was so long ago, mercifully for you, I have forgotten it.”– Plummer
“This is a crap shoot. Every single one of those nominees tonight, two of whom are my very good friends, two of whom weren’t even born when I started coming to this ceremony… could been standing there, and would have deserved to.”– Streep
“He’s going to make everybody else look bad because the others ones are 30 years old and they are a little dingy.” — Streep, referring to her third Oscar statuette. Her other two were for ‘Kramer vs Kramer’ in 1980 and ‘Sophie’s Choice’ in 1983.
“At this time, many Iranians all over the world are watching us and I imagine them to be very happy… not just because of an important award… but because at the time when talk of war, intimidation and aggression is exchanged between politicians, the name of their country, Iran, is spoken here through her glorious culture, her rich and ancient culture that has been hidden under the heavy dust of politics.”– Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, accepting the best foreign language film Oscar for ‘A Separation.’
“I really understand I’ll never be up here again. I want to thank all my colleagues, I look out here before me and I see my life before my eyes, my old friends and my new friends. The thing that counts the most with me is the friendships and the love and the sheer joy of making movies with you. Thank you so much”– Streep.