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OSCAR VOICES

“Some you do for money, some you do for love. This is a love child.”

JAMES COBURN

Referring to “Affliction,” for which he won supporting actor award.

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“I feel for eight minutes on the screen, I should only get a little bit of him.”

JUDI DENCH

Accepting supporting actress award for “Shakespeare in Love.”

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“Thank you, Sophia. I leave here with the Oscar, but I want you!”

ROBERTO BENIGNI

Accepting the foreign film award.

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“In case there is an emergency, we have to follow academy protocol: Steven Spielberg first, the rest of you are on your own.”

ROBIN WILLIAMS

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“I’m behaving like Roberto Benigni underneath.”

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TOM STOPPARD

Accepting the original screenplay award for “Shakespeare in Love.”

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“I am here tonight to present the Academy Award for outstanding achievement in film editing. That’s all I’m here to do. I have nothing else to worry about. . . . Winning the Oscar is not the most important thing in the world. It’s an honor just to be nom--oh God. . . .

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JIM CARREY

Joking about not being nominated for “The Truman Show.”

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“It is wonderful to be here. I feel like now, really, to dive in this ocean of generosity.”

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BENIGNI

After winning best actor award.

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“Who cares? I have been beaten by Roberto Benigni. He has jumped into my ocean!”

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CARREY

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“Debbie Allen didn’t choreograph that part.”

VAL KILMER

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As his equine partner, Triggerson, refused to stand still on stage.

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“Gene, wherever you are honey, here’s to you.”

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WHOOPI GOLDBERG

Giving a thumbs-up tribute to the late Gene Siskel.


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