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Golden Globe Awards 2014: Quotes from the stars

Amy Poehler
“Kissing Bono” is what Poehler ranked as the highlight of her night. A pause. “And winning. And getting to sit at the table with the ‘Parks and Recreation’ cast.” How did she and Tina Fey prepared for the big night: “We wrote jokes for a long time and sit in very boring clothes and work on computers. It’s not very sexy. Four hours before the show, we dip ourselves in paraffin.”  ( Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
Leonardo DiCaprio
On his character in “The Wolf of Wall Street”: “It was like a giant adrenaline dump,” he explained.

“Thank God none of the attributes of this character rubbed off on my real life because I probably wouldn’t be standing here today,” he said.  (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Andy Samberg, Michael Schur, Dan Goor, Terry Crews
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” creators after their comedy series win.

“We’re very stunned, very grateful, very happy,” Goore said. “Too many verys. It’s hyperbole city.”

" We built the show around Andy,” Schuur explained. “Andre [Braugher] was the last person on the list. We skyped with him to get to know him. About 10 seconds in, he made this joke and cracked this enormous smile that blinded us through our computer screen. We knew immediately that was our guy. Thankfully he said yes.”

“Everything about the TV business is mysterious and unknowable,” Schuur said when asked about the uncertainty of the show’s future. “The real answer is, we don’t take anything for granted. But those kind of decisions are made in April and May. We just keep on trying to make the best show we can.”  (Jordan Strauss / Invision/AP)
Alfonso Cuaron
“My son said, ‘Your films are all right, but you’ve got to get more entertaining,’” Cuaron said. “It could be more fun. And that was the point of departure to do this film.” (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
Robin Wright
Robin Wright used her experience raising her children to inform the Lady Macbeth of American politics that she plays on the Netflix series “House of Cards.”

“I can play stoicism as a parent. You know when your children are young, and you have to bite your tongue and just sit there,” she said. “That’s the sense memory I used.”  (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Matthew McConaughey
“This film took 20 years to get made,” McConaughey said. “People declined to make it 86 times. We got together with a group of people who laid skin on ground. That was one thing. A year later, it’s living. It’s very present. And I’m standing up her with a Golden Globe. That’s incredibly rewarding.” (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Cate Blanchett
“I guess I better put my name on this before they take it away from me,” the 44-year-old actress said.

On her role in “Blue Jasmine”: “Sometimes a role just hits you at a time you’re open and ready for it.”  (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Spike Jonze
“Siri is not happy, is that right?” Jonze said backstage at the Golden Globes moments after taking the stage for winning screenplay. “She’s a little jealous of Scarlett [Johannson].”

What’s next for Jones? “I don’t have any plans. Just starting to write stuff.” “She’s a little jealous of Scarlett [Johannson].”

What¿s next for Jones?

“I don’t have any plans. Just starting to write stuff.” (Robyn Beck / AFP/Getty Images)
Amy Adams
Adams claimed to have had no inkling she’d nab the Globes statuette:

“No. I don’t think about that. I worry more about the red carpet. I know that sounds silly. I feel so self-conscious! But when that’s over I relax. It’s awesome to be here. I felt like I had a lot to celebrate win or lose.”

How will she celebrate?

“Hanging out with my man,” the actress said. “Drink a lot of champagne. But get home with some dignity. My team is laughing now but they’re like, `Please don’t close the party down, Amy!”


“I feel like I’m embarking on a totally different chapter of my career,” Adams said. “I’m just looking forward to it. Like I said in my speech, my daughter taught me to embrace joy.” (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Jennifer Lawrence
So how does Jennifer Lawrence feel about accomplishing so much at such a young age?

“It’s genuinely unbelievable. I can’t really process it. It’s such a huge honor,” she said. She wore a stunning white gown -- her blonde hair done in a short pixie cut. “But I guess that’s at every age.”

“I need to catch up on my drinking. I guess that’s why I was so manic,” she said about her acceptance speech. “Normally I have a chance to have a glass of wine. That’s not a good answer. Hurry up, interrupt me!”

“I have no idea what I’m doing here. This just feels insane,” she said, before staring at her statue, which she held awkwardly at her side. “How do I hold this?”

The moment passed, and she turned to another pressing matter: her fans.

“Be strong, don’t be a follower. And always do the right thing. If you have a choice between the right and the wrong thing, the right is always less stressful.” (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Jacqueline Bisset
Bisset -- who won for best supporting actress in a miniseries for “Dancing on the Edge” -- appeared still a bit flustered from her win.

“Can someone wipe these glasses for me? I can’t see anything,” Bisset said. “It’s just blindness.”

The emotions of her speech:

“I don’t get emotional that much. I have my controls in place,” Bisset said. “I am, of course, deeply emotional, but I don’t try to put it out there. It inhibits other people’s feelings. I try to keep it together.”

“You know, when you make movies, you have to dig into your emotions,” she said. “When you start, it’s hard to find emotions. Sometimes. But as you work, and you grow older, your emotions rise to the top. You can get them much more quickly. You have to hold them away from you.”  (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
David O. Russell
“Sometimes the most heartbreaking stuff is the funniest,” Russell said when asked about “American Hustle” being in the comedy category.

When asked how he manages to so consistently write strong female leads:

“My mother was a very powerful person. She was an Italian woman from Brooklyn. I realized that with ‘The Fighter,’ I based some of that on experiences with my mother,” he said, adding. “Strong women characters are the gateway to a very powerful movie.” (Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images)
Elizabeth Moss
Her post win -- for “Top of the Lake” -- plans:

“I’ll probably drink a lot more now,” she said backstage.

And where will she put the award:

“I’m gonna sleep with it, probably,” she kidded. “Just curl up.”

When a reporter proceeded to ask Moss what her mother would have thought of her winning, she began to tear up.

“She still believes in me, and that’s why this is for her,” Moss said. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Jerry Weintraub
Jerry Weintraub says holding a statuette backstage at the Golden Globes is probably the last place someone his age should be.

“I’ll be 77 in September,” said Weintraub, whose Liberace biopic “Behind the Candelabra” took home the award for best movie or miniseries. “I should be in an old mans’ home. But I’m not going!”

Weintraub is confident his late friend would have approved of the end product.

“If Lee was alive and he knew I had done this film, he would have bought a yacht built like a piano and sailed it through. He was a fantastic man. He has a great story.” (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. has a staunch defender in Bono, who seemed to urge reporters backstage at the Golden Globes on Sunday to take the award ceremony more seriously.

“We kind of laugh about the foreign language press, [but] we have values in European cinema,” the U2 frontman said after their original song “Ordinary Love” was named the best of the year. “We see things differently. It’s just a different aesthetic. I think the Golden Globes is really important for that.”

Writing a song for “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”:

Bono recalled spending time on Robben Island with Mandela, “hearing his voice crack” as he recalled his experience being imprisoned for 18 years there.

“He’s so stoic and so kind of dismissive of his own pain,” Bono said. “I’m not sure if you know this, but Mr. Mandela -- from cutting rocks on Robben Island with salt -- had lost use of his tear ducts. So this great man -- through all this historical drama -- was unable to cry.” (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Alex Ebert
Indie rockers rejoiced as L.A.-based singer-songwriter Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros won the Golden Globe for best original score for his work on the film “All Is Lost.”

“That was very exciting and a little harrowing,” said Ebert of the lack of dialogue. “There are not really any cues, so the feeling is of setting foot into a negative space in some ways.”

On doing more composing:

“I loved doing this score. For a songwriter, it was intensely liberating. I wanted to do movies most of my life, but I dropped out and did music. Now I can get back to it.”

For his money, the Golden Globes are where it’s at.

“The composing category is less filtered through a framework of fame and glitz. It’s less of a popularity contest,” he said of the Globes versus the Grammys. “This category has a lot of integrity to me, and sometimes the other awards have a lot to do with how many records you’ve sold.” (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Michael Douglas
“That’s why this is probably the biggest gift I’ve ever gotten in my professional career,” the 69-year-old said, referring to his role as Liberace in HBO’s “Beyond the Candelabra.” “I was handed this beautiful piece on a silver platter.”

“You get nervous when you become a frontrunner,” he said. “I was actually more nervous tonight than I was at the Emmys because of the kind of momentum this has taken on.” (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Jared Leto
Reporter: “Jared, your ombre hair -- “

Leto: “Next question.”

The “Dallas Buyers Club” star is happy to talk about his turn playing transgender AIDS patient Rayon and enthusiastically told reporters he felt a kinship to his character.

“I’ve always been a bit of an outsider, and I don’t think that changes after tonight -- and I don’t necessarily think that’s a bad thing, either,” he said. “I think Rayon was an outsider, and that’s an OK place to be.”

He isn’t sure what direction he’ll be pulled in in a few years:

“I don’t know if I’ll be doing either,” he said. “It’s a big world out there. There’s a lot to explore.” (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
Andy Samberg
“I couldn’t be more surprised,” he said. “It’s a cliché, but I forgot to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press and my parents.”

“The biggest challenge for a comedian is getting anybody to know what your name is,” Samberg said. “This has just been beyond my wildest expectations.” ( Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Chiwetel Ejiofor
“I’m just going to enjoy the show,” Ejiofor said. “It’s time to have fun and appreciate this celebration of film and television.” He added that when it comes to his nomination, “the hard work is over.”  (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Beau Bridges
“It’s such a relaxed setting,” Bridges said of the Globes ceremony. “You’re sitting at a table, it’s just nice.” (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Kevin Spacey
On his “House of Cards” success: “You don’t let those things affect you,” he said on the red carpet before Sunday’s telecast.

“It shows that where there’s an audience, the platform doesn’t matter anymore. They want stories, they’re dying for stories. No wonder so many contenders are jumping into the fray. If you wanna compete, you’ve got to get into the original content game.”  (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Barkhad Abdi
On seeing the surrounding stars Abdi said: “Yeah, I saw Mike Tyson and chased him down.” “And you got a manicure and pedicure this morning,” Greengrass joked, leaving Abdi laughing.  (John Shearer / Invision / AP)
Jack Antonoff
Last year, Antonoff joined Lena Dunham at the 2013 Golden Globes and said he was able to “cut loose.”

This year, it’s different. “I feel like I’m being less supportive this year since I’m nominated,” he joked.  (Lindsey Byrnes / Atlantic Records)