Golden quotes from Oscar winners

2010-03-08 08:50

MO’NIQUE, ACCEPTING THE BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS OSCAR FOR

“PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL ’PUSH’ BY SAPPHIRE

“To my amazing husband, Sidney, thank you for showing me that

sometimes you have to forgo doing what’s popular in order to do what’s right --

and baby, you were so right.”

GEOFFREY FLETCHER, AFTER WINNING THE ADAPTED SCREENPLAY OSCAR FOR

“PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL ’PUSH’ BY SAPPHIRE“

“This is for everybody who works on a dream everyday -- precious

boys and girls everywhere.”

PETE DOCTER, ACCEPTING HIS BEST ANIMATED FEATURE OSCAR for “UP“

“Never did I dream that making a flip book out of my third-grade

math book would lead to this.”

MARK BOAL, ACCEPTING THE ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY OSCAR FOR “THE HURT

LOCKER“

“I would like to thank and dedicate this to the troops -- the

115,000 who are still in Iraq, the 120,00 in Afghanistan and the more than

30,000 wounded and 4,000 who have not made it home.”

CHRISTOPH WALTZ, AFTER WINNING THE BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR OSCAR FOR

“INGLORIOUS BASTERDS“

“Oscar and Penelope -- that’s an uber-bingo!”

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY WINNER MARK BOAL ON KATHRYN BIGELOW

“It always helps to have a genius for a director ... She (Bigelow)

obviously took the work and knocked it out of the park.”

BEST ORIGINAL SONG WINNER RYAN BINGHAM

“Songwriting for me has always been a way of venting.”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS WINNER MO’NIQUE

“This role was so not about my acting career, this role has shaped

my life, to allow me not to judge and to love unconditionally.”

(Compiled by Dana Ford and Christine Kearney in Los Angeles,

Editing by Sandra Maler)


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