Notable quotes from the 83rd annual Academy Awards

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on February 28, 2011 at 9:04 AM

Updated Monday, Feb 28 at 9:04 AM

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Quotes from Sunday night's 83rd annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles:

"My favorite adult moment was when Melissa leo let the F-bomb rip. I went up to her and said 'you just set the tone for the show and gave us material forever'." — Oscar co-host Anne Hathaway, on the red carpet at the Governor's Ball.

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"I like going to bed after it's over. It's so stressful." — Elton John, at his 19th annual AIDS Foundation dinner.

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"I thought they were fantastic. They were so relaxed." — Hugh Jackman, about award hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway.

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"The baby was definitely kicking a lot during the song portion of the show. A little dancer." — best actress winner Natalie Portman, backstage pressroom.

"I want to thank my wonderful actors, the triangle of man love — Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and me. And Helena, I hope that doesn't make you too jealous." — Tom Hooper, upon winning best director.

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"I have a feeling my career's just peaked." — Colin Firth, upon winning best actor.

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"My father always said to me I'd be a late bloomer. I believe I'm the oldest person to win this award. I hope that record is broken quickly and often."— David Seidler, 73, winning best original screenplay for "The King's Speech."

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"In a room of talented, inspirational people, what the hell am I doing here next to you?" — Christian Bale, winner of the Oscar for best supporting actor.

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"Forgive me, I must start by pointing out that three years after our horrific financial crisis caused by financial fraud, not a single financial executive has gone to jail, and that's wrong." — Charles Ferguson, winner of best documentary feature for "Inside Job."

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"It's made me a better person. I'm more patient, more accommodating." — Sandra Bullock, speaking about motherhood, on the Oscar red carpet.

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"I should've got a haircut." — a somewhat shaggy-looking Luke Matheny, winner of the Oscar for live action short film for "God of Love."

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"I never expected this after 48 years of acting ... I can't believe it." — Jacki Weaver, nominee for best supporting actress for "Animal Kingdom," on the red carpet.

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