"I want to thank the Academy for not considering Navi a foreign language." — Argentine director Juan Jose Campanella, after winning the award for best foreign language film.
"I would like to thank the Academy for showing that it can be about the performance and not the politics. ... Thank you so much to my amazing husband, Sidney. Thank you for showing me that sometimes you have to forgo doing what's popular in order to do what's right. And baby, you were so right." — Mo'Nique, after winning the Oscar for best supporting actress.
"This is for everybody who works on the dream every day: precious boys and girls everywhere." — Geoffrey Fletcher, after winning the best adapted screenplay award for "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire."
"Oscar and Penelope, that's an uber-Bingo." — Christoph Waltz, accepting the best supporting actor Oscar.
"I had an eye-opening experience in Baghdad at the end of 2004 and I thought that the story of these guys who have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world would be an interesting way to look at the war in a broader sense." — Mark Boal, speaking backstage after winning the best original screenplay for "The Hurt Locker."
"Never did I dream that making a flip book out of my third-grade math book would lead to this." — Pete Docter, accepting the best animated feature film award for "Up."
"Never once in my life did my parents say, 'What you're doing is a waste of time.' ... I know there are kids out there that don't have that support system so if you're out there and you're listening, listen to me: You want to be creative? Get out there and do it, it's not a waste of time." — Michael Giacchino, after winning the award for best original score.
"The biggest change this year, the best picture category has doubled. When that was announced, all of us in Hollywood thought the same thing: What's five times two?" — Oscars co-host Steve Martin.
"It's like prom night for Hollywood. I'm really proud of myself for being here." — Gabourey Sidibe on the red carpet.
"He could laugh at my bad back and I could laugh at his bad knees." — Helen Mirren on working with her "The Last Station" co-star Christopher Plummer.