This week’s Oscar buzz is getting to be such that I can’t see the trees for the paparazzi around here!!!! So, in honour of the great show from Hollywood this week, I thought I’d bring you a selection of great Oscar Night quotes: to refresh your memory!!! Enjoy.
Frank Capra, 1936 Academy Awards
The Oscar is the most valuable, but least expensive, item of world-wide public relations ever invented by any industry.
Shirley MacLaine, 1983 Academy Awards
Films and life are like clay, waiting for us to mold it. And when you trust your own insides and that becomes achievement, it’s a kind of principle that seems to me is at work with everyone. God bless that principle. God bless that potential that we all have for making anything possible if we think we deserve it.
If there’s one thing that actor’s know… other than that there weren’t any WMDs… (weapons of mass destruction) it’s that there is no such thing as best in acting.
Woody Allen, 2002 Academy Awards
When the Academy called, I panicked. I thought they might want their Oscars back and the pawn shop has been out of business for awhile.
Kathy Bates, 2003 Academy Awards
Every time an Oscar is given out, an agent gets his wings.
Despite what the Wall Street Journal says, our awards are the best-kept secret in America, with the possible exception of what George W. Bush did in the Seventies.
Richard Attenborough, Gandhi, 1983 Academy Awards
Gandhi simply asked that we should examine the criteria by which we judge the manner of solving our problems. That surely in the 20th century, we human beings, searching for our human dignity, could find other ways of ultimately solving our problems than blowing the other man’s head off. He begged us to re-examine that criterion.
No matter what you say to yourself, you do want to win. You try to look casual, like you’re not thinking, ‘Oh, please pick me.’
Kim Basinger, 1998 Academy Awards
I just want to thank everybody I’ve ever met in my entire life.
Robin Williams, Good Will Hunting
Most of all, I want to thank my father, up there, the man who when I said I wanted to be an actor, he said, ‘Wonderful. Just have a back-up profession like welding.’
Dianne Wiest, Best Supporting Actress, Bullets Over Broadway
Gee, this isn’t like I imagined it would be in the bathtub.
And finally, the most famous Oscar quote comes to us from the director of Titanic, James Cameron.
James Cameron, Best Director, Titanic
I am the king of the world!