Reactions to the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Sunday in Beverly Hills, Calif.:
What's really important
"I am really honestly conflicted about how to have my `happy movie self' in the face of everything that I'm aware of in the real world. And I want to say that that's when I have my mother's voice coming to me, saying, 'Partners in Health, shoot some money to Partners in Health, put the dress on, put on a smile and be damn grateful that you have the dollars to help.'" — Meryl Streep, accepting her award for best actress, musical or comedy, for "Julie & Julia."
"First, let me say, `Thank you, God, for this amazing ride that you're allowing me to go on.'" — Mo'Nique, accepting her award for best supporting actress in a motion picture.
Fashion and function
“It’s nice to have a justifiable excuse for accessorizing.” — “Dexter” star Michael C. Hall, whose cancer is in remission, joking backstage about wearing a black headdress.
A day in the life
“If you want attention, just sit next to Paul McCartney. I’ve never had so many texts in my life.” — Julia Roberts, who presented the award for best drama.
Loved him anyway
“I just want to thank my mom, who supported my decision to become a director when she realized I wasn’t as smart as my two sisters.” — “Hangover” director Todd Phillips, after accepting a best comedy award.
Thanking families and talking dogs
"Our inspiration was all around us: our grandparents, our parents, our wives, our kids, our talking dogs. You guys are not only the source of our greatest material, but you're also the source of our joy and really give meaning to our lives." — Writer and director Peter Doctor, accepting the award for best animated film for "Up".
"I've had the most wonderful time creeping out the entire country for the last six months." — John Lithgow, accepting his award for best supporting actor in a series, miniseries or movie.
Here's to the nerds
“This is for anybody and everybody who got a wedgie in high school.” — “Glee” creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy, accepting the Golden Globe for best series, musical or comedy.
“I make movies where people’s faces melt and their skin rots off, so I feel right at home in this.” — Actor-director Eli Roth on the chaotic, rain-soaked red carpet.
“People like how I write women. I could never write women if it wasn’t for my wife. You are the fuel to my creative fire, Michele. I love you, thank you.” — Writer and director Jason Reitman, accepting a screenplay award for his film, “Up in the Air.”
"Let's get on with it, before NBC replaces me with Jay Leno." — Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais, closing out his opening monologue.