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The Oscars 2008



Javier Bardem picks up his best supporting actor award
Javier Bardem, picking up best supporting actor, thanked his mother

Here are some of the most notable quotes from the 80th Academy Awards, which have been held at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles.

So many people have a part of this, chief among them Cormac McCarthy who wrote a wonderful book that was an honour to make into a movie
Producer Scott Rudin pays tribute to the author of No Country For Old Men as he picks up the award for best film

Ethan and I have been making stories with movie cameras since we were kids... honestly, what we do now doesn't feel that much different to what we were doing then
Joel Coen receiving the best director Oscar, won with brother Ethan for No Country For Old Men

That's the closest I'll ever come to getting a knighthood
Daniel Day-Lewis on picking up his best actor Oscar from The Queen star Helen Mirren

This is for the writers. I especially want to thank my fellow nominees because I worship you guys and I'm learning from you every day
Juno writer Diablo Cody remembers the writers' strike as she picks up the best original screenplay Oscar

Truth is, I think my dear wife, Anne, was hoping I'd make a romantic comedy. But after Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, extraordinary rendition, that simply wasn't possible
Film-maker Alex Gibney picks up the documentary feature award for Taxi to the Dark Side, about the death in US custody of an Afghan taxi driver

We made this film two years ago; we shot it on two Handycams. It took us three weeks to make; we made it for a hundred grand. We never thought we'd ever come into a room like this and be in front of you people
Irishman Glen Hansard, who won best song - along with co-star Marketa Irglova - for Falling Slowly from their film Once

There've been some great Austrian film-makers working here... most of them had to leave my country because of the Nazis, so it sort of makes sense that the first Austrian movie to win an Oscar is about the Nazis' crimes
Stefan Ruzowitzky, writer and director of The Counterfeiters, picking up the Oscar for best foreign language film

Well, I'm speechless now. Thank you, life; thank you, love; and it is true there are some angels in this city
Marion Cotillard on winning best actress for her role as Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose

I think whatever success we've had in this area has been entirely attributable to how selective we are. We've only adapted Homer and Cormac McCarthy
Joel Coen as he and brother Ethan win best adapted screenplay for their take on McCarthy's No Country For Old Men

Seeing you climb into that rubber batsuit from Batman and Robin - the one with the nipples - every morning under your costume, on the set, off the set, hanging upside down at lunch. You rock, man
Best supporting actress Tilda Swinton thanks co-star George Clooney, in her winner's speech, for providing light relief during the filming of Michael Clayton

Thank you to the Coens for being crazy enough to think that I could do that and put one of the most horrible haircuts in history over my head
Javier Bardem, picking up his best supporting actor award, on the haircut of his hitman character Anton Chigurh in No Country For Old Men

In case you're wondering what we all do here during the commercial breaks, mostly we just sit around making catty remarks about the outfits you're all wearing at home
Presenter Jon Stewart on advertisement breaks

Thank you, Jon, for that kind introduction - you never cease to amaze me with your constant need for attention
Award presenter and star of the US version of The Office, Steve Carell, responding to Stewart's introduction

Thank God. I've finally grown up. I've never felt grown up - I'd feel angry if I felt grown up
Best actor nominee George Clooney, on the red carpet, on finally being nominated in the best actor category

We were asleep and, of course, dad was waiting up to hear what happened. Then we just heard him scream and we thought, 'Do you know what? I might just be nominated for an Oscar'
Saoirse Ronan, 13, on how she found out about her best supporting actress nomination

I think most of the people here are quite excited. There's not that many people that are over it, even if they're doing an impression of being over it
Atonement star James McAvoy on acting cool

I watch it while it's being put together but once it's done I feel like it's none of my business any more
Daniel Day-Lewis ON why he does not watch his finished films

I did celebrate - some running charades [party game], maybe a couple of drinks. I'm not going to lie
Juno star and best actress nominee Ellen Page on turning 21 this week



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