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Stars talk about Oscar night

The Academy Awards were handed out on Sunday at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Here are some of the most memorable remarks from the Oscars:

entertainment Updated: Feb 23, 2009 10:10 IST

The Academy Awards were handed out on Sunday at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Here are some of the most memorable remarks from the Oscars:

RED CARPET:

"I'm available." -- Frank Langella, nominated for best actor for Frost/Nixon when asked what he has lined up next.

"When I started Mickey Rourke and Sean Penn were my idols." -- Brad Pitt, speaking about his fellow nominees for best actor, as he arrived with his partner actress Angelina Jolie.

"These moments have so much to do with other people." -- Kate Winslet a contender for best actress award for The Reader giving credit to other people involved in the film.

"She made it to six days ago. She left me at a time when after 18 years she thought I would be all right. She went to a good place." - best actor nominee Mickey Rourke about the death of his dog Loki.

"I'm 100 percent excited. Terror hasn't set in yet." Anne Hathaway, best actress nominee for Rachel Getting Married.

"It only arrived this morning. It was one of those days." - Marisa Tomei, who is up for best supporting actress for The Wrestler about her dress.

Viola Davis, best supporting actress contender for her role with Meryl Streep in Doubt, said she was so nervous about acting against Streep that she took homeopathic stress tabs from Whole Foods before shooting.

"I dissolved the whole bottle in half an hour," said Davis, adding she didn't need anything like that for the Oscars.

ON STAGE:

"When someone puts up numbers like that, I can't help but think: Steroids." -- Hugh Jackman on Meryl Streep getting her 15th nomination, this time for best actress for her role in Doubt.

"Has anybody ever fainted here, because I think I may be the first one," -- Penelope Cruz after winning the best supporting actress award for her role in Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

"There are certain places in the world you never imagine standing. For me it's the South Pole, the Miss World podium and here. It's a tremendous honor, so thank you to the Academy," Simon Beaufoy, after winning the adapted screenplay Oscar for Slumdog Millionaire.

"Menacing, mercurial, droll, and diabolical, Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight, kept us all on edge, anxious to see what act of appalling mischief he might perform next." -- Kevin Kline, winner of the best supporting Oscar in 1988 for A Fish Called Wanda, on the performance of Heath Ledger who posthumously won the best supporting acting award.

BACKSTAGE:

"It is just sort of unbelievable. Maybe when I see my Mom in a few minutes I'll believe it." -- Dustin Lance Black winner for best original screenplay for Milk.

"Harvey (Milk) gave me his story and it saved my life."

"She is a woman with a gold of heart. No! A woman with a heart of gold. -- Penelope Cruz, winner of best supporting actress award, about Sophia Loren, her co-star in her new film.

"I think he would be quietly pleased that he is being recognized by his peers in the industry, " said Heath Ledger mother's Sally Bell about her son winning the best supporting actor award.