Golden Globes

Great quotes from the Golden Globes

Jan. 15, 2012 at 10:39 PM ET

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Ricky Gervais got in a few witty digs during the awards.

Notable quotes from the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Sunday in Beverly Hills, Calif.:

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"Golden Globes are just like the Oscars without all that esteem. The Golden Globes are to the Oscars like Kim Kardashian is to Kate Middleton, bit louder, bit drunker, bit trashier, and more easily bought. Allegedly. Nothing's been proved." — Host Ricky Gervais, as he opens the show.

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"The only thing worse than not hearing your name as a nominee is hearing it from the host." — Gerard Butler, as he presents first award of night, referring to host Ricky Gervais' sharp digs at various stars.

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"If I'm still a virgin, Ricky, why don't you come over here and do something about it. I haven't kissed a girl in a few years...on TV." — Madonna, as she presents best foreign language film after being introduced by Ricky Gervais, who referred to her hit song title "Just Like a Virgin" with a loud cough.

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"I thank HBO for being absent when we needed you to be and for being present when we needed a bit more shooting." — Kate Winslett, winning best actress/TV miniseries for the lead role in "Mildred Pierce," aired on HBO.

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"Right now, if I were to write a song, it would be a tap dance number." — composer Ludovic Bource, as he accepts the award for best original score for "The Artist."

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"I'm just trembling here. Oh my God, I'm going to fall off these high heeled shoes." — Octavia Spencer, accepting best supporting actress/motion picture, who played a maid in "The Help."

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"I'd like to thank Michael Fassbender for taking over the frontal nude responsibility I had." — George Clooney, accepting best actor, motion picture drama, for "The Descendants," referring to the actor who plays a sex addict in "Shameless."

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"They write a Matt LeBlanc who, let's be honest, is way more interesting and fun than the real thing. I wish I was him." — Matt LeBlanc, accepting best actor/TV comedy-musical, for "Episodes" in which he plays a character named "Matt LeBlanc."

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"Why don't you make a film our daughter can see for once?'" --- Martin Scorsese, accepting best director for "Hugo," referring to how his wife, Helen, urged him to make a children's movie.

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"Oh boy, he's so much fun." — Johnny Depp, referring to show host Ricky Gervais who took digs at Depp's box-office dud "The Tourist," and referred to "recreational drug use" by Depp.

 

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