'Met dank aan Uggie de hond'

Opmerkelijke Oscaruitspraken

Hoewel Billy Crystal op een enkele grap na misschien niet zo spraakmakend was, zorgden de beroemdheden dit jaar wel weer voor een aantal memorabele uitspraken.

‘I'm wearing John Galliano but the socks are from K-Mart. As Saddam Hussein once said to me: "Socks are socks - don't waste money."'
Sacha Baron Cohen als dictator Aladeen op de rode loper

‘This was the most important thing he gave me, "Wherever you go and whoever you meet, always treat people with kindness and humor."’
Amara Miller (The Descendants) over het beste advies dat ze van George Clooney kreeg

‘Nothing can take the sting out of economic problems like watching millionaires collecting gold statues.’
Billy Crystal

‘You inspired the movie and you're the soul of the movie and the positive feeling of the movie. Thank you for being in the movie and in my life.’
Michel Hazanavicius in zijn dankwoord tegen zijn vrouw Berenice Bejo

‘I want to thank Uggie the dog. I think he doesn't care. I'm not sure he understands what I say - he's not that good. But, thank you.’
Michel Hazanavicius bedankt nog een andere ster uit The Artist

‘At this time many Iranians all over the world are watching us and I imagine them to be very happy. They are happy not just because of an important award or a film or a filmmaker, but because at the time when talk of war, intimidation, and aggression is exchanged between politicians the name of their country, Iran, is spoken here through her glorious culture, a rich and ancient culture that has been hidden under the heavy dust of politics. I proudly offer this award to the people of my country, the people who respect all cultures and civilisations and despise hostility and resentment.’
Iraanse filmmaker Asghar Farhadi die de Oscar voor Beste Buitenlandse film won

‘Someone asked me if this film was for kids. It was certainly created by a bunch of grown-ups acting like children.’
Regisseur van Rango, Gore Verbinski, in zijn dankwoord

‘You're only two years older than me, darling. Where have you been all my life ?’
Christopher Plummer tegen zijn Oscarbeeldje

‘When they said my name, I had this feeling I could hear half of America, "Oh no, not her again." But whatever.’
Meryl Streep in haar dankwoord over het winnen van haar derde Oscar voor Beste Actrice

‘Please wrap up , I'm wrapping up, I'm sorry I'm freaking out. Thank you world!’
Octavia Spencer na het winnen van de Oscar voor Beste Vrouwelijke Bijrol