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 Friday, 3 January, 2003, 11:10 GMT
Stars in 2002: Don't quote me...
BBC News Online whips out its shorthand pad and rounds up the best, worst - and most peculiar - of the year's celebrity quotes.


The Baftas

"He was a giggling man, he was fun, he was a moody man, he was difficult, he was immensely loving, incredibly gentle and just an ordinary man." Sheila Hancock on her late husband John Thaw, who won a posthumous TV Bafta.

"It's better to do only one good thing in life than 18 average ones." Comedian Ricky Gervais, whose hit show - The Office - won Best Comedy Performance and Best Situation Comedy.


The Oscars

"So much mud was thrown this year, all the nominees look black." Whoopi Goldberg, who hosted the Oscars.

Halle Berry
Berry sobbed openly for minutes at the Oscars
"Before my mom passed away about 18 months ago she predicted this was going to happen for me on this film. She also made that prediction on every movie I have directed since 1983." Ron Howard, who won Best Director for A Beautiful Mind.

"I'd like to thank John Bayley for allowing us to plunder and misrepresent his life with Iris." Jim Broadbent, who won Best Supporting Actor for Iris.

"I thought I wasn't going to make it up those steps. I just said, 'don't let me embarrass my mother." Halle Berry, who won Best Actress for Monster's Ball.

Denzel Washington
The cool-as-a-cucumber Denzel Washington

"I don't feel it [the Oscar] makes the song any better - the grammar in it is very bad." Randy Newman, who won Best Original Song for Monsters Inc.

"Today's the day. My reign is over. No more supermarket openings. I have to pass it on to the next gal." Julia Roberts, 2001 Oscar winner.

"I feel calm. I've been to the dance a few times. I knew that it was out of my hands." Denzel Washington, who won Best Actor for Training Day.


The Turner Prize

"It is cold, mechanical, conceptual bullshit." Culture minister Kim Howells.


Miscellaneous

"I think that if you're 30 and not thinking about marriage and kids, you're immature." Ben Affleck.

(On Madonna) "She has no sense of humour. She's American." Boy George.

"There are two kinds of people in the world - bath people and shower people." Yoko Ono.

Shakira
Shakira: Inspired by greenery

"I thought I was gay. But no, I'm not gay." Pierce Brosnan.

"Michael Jackson looks great for 44 but, between you and me, I think he's had some work done." MTV video Music Awards host Jimmy Fallon.

"I think what I do has a lot to do with gardening." Shakira.

"I like the pterodactyl just because it starts with the letter 'p'." The Strokes' Nick Valensi.

"The answer to the question 'Have I got news for you?' was increasingly 'No, I haven't got any news. I've got some more jokes about Angus.' And they were getting less funny." Ian Hislop.


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