"I said to myself, 'I would rather have Loki for another two years than have an Oscar,' and I told her that, you know. But she stayed as long as she could."
—Mickey Rourke, still mourning the death six days ago of his beloved dog
"I said to my daughter, 'If I did win the big prize, what do you think I should say?' And she said, 'I just think you should be really crazy and emotional'. I thought, 'You're no good.' "
—Kate Winslet, nominated for her performance in The Reader
"I've been sitting on one butt cheek the whole ride over here, which is difficult. People don't have a clue what goes into it."
—Heidi Klum, on high fashion