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In quotes: Oscars ceremony 2007
Here are some of the most notable quotes from the 79th Academy Awards, held at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles.

Could you double-check the envelope?
Martin Scorsese cannot quite believe that he has won best director at the sixth attempt

If it isn't his year, I will have to eat someone's hat
Jodie Foster, on the red carpet, keeping her fingers crossed for Scorsese

No one knows who's going to win, unless you're British, and then you know you have a good shot
Host Ellen DeGeneres welcomes the UK contingent in her opening monologue

For 50 years and more, Elizabeth Windsor has maintained her dignity, her sense of duty and her hairstyle. She's had her feet planted firmly on the ground, her hat on her head, her handbag on her arm and she has weathered many, many storms
Dame Helen Mirren on the Queen she portrayed in the film of the same name

When I was a kid, the only way I saw movies was from the back seat of my family's car at the drive-in. It wasn't my reality to think I would be acting in movies - so receiving this honour tonight tells me that it's possible
Best actor Forest Whitaker

Eighth nomination, is that right? You know what they say: 'Third time's a charm.'
DeGeneres to best actor hopeful Peter O'Toole - who lost out to Whitaker

More than anything, I'm deeply moved by the open-hearted appreciation our small film has received, which in these fragmented times speaks so openly of the possibility of innocence
Best supporting actor Alan Arkin on the reaction to Little Miss Sunshine

When I was a kid, my family drove 600 miles in a VW bus with a broken clutch. It ended up being one of the funnest things we did together
First-time screenwriter Michael Arndt on the road-trip which inspired Little Miss Sunshine

She was my biggest inspiration for everything, because she was a singer and she had the passion for it, but she never had the chance - and that was the thing that pushed me forward to continue
Best supporting actress Jennifer Hudson pays tribute to her late grandmother

The movie that made me want to be a screenwriter was Robert Bolt's Lawrence of Arabia... I don't know what happened in the universe to end up in the same audience as Peter O'Toole
William Monahan, who won best adapted screenplay for The Departed

People all over the world, we need to solve the climate crisis. It's not a political issue. It's a moral issue
Al Gore, as his environmental film An Inconvenient Truth won best documentary feature

I asked my kids, 'What should I say?' They said, 'Thank all the men for wearing penguin suits.'
Director George Miller, winner of the Oscar for Happy Feet, the tale of penguins which was named best animated film

I should have worn my glasses
Clint Eastwood, after fluffing his lines while introducing the honorary award to Ennio Morricone

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