"Ladies and gentlemen, our next presenter needs no introduction." [walks away]
— Seth MacFarlane introducing Meryl Streep at the Oscars
"I just realized you can see completely through my dress."
— Acceptance speech at the 2004 Golden Globes
"I would like to thank BAFTA for this wonderful honor, I would like to spank... [horrified look] thank Spike Jonze..."
— Accepting a BAFTA for Best Original Screenplay for Charlie Kaufman
"And, can I just say... there is no such thing as the Best Actress, you know. There is no such thing as the greatest living actress."
— Accepting a Screen Actors Guild Award for Doubt
"I was just getting so settled over there for a long winter's nap.... oh, God, oh I didn't have anything prepared well, you know, it's been since, like, the Pleistocene era that I won anything..."
— Accepting a Golden Globe for Adaptation.
"This is the greatest award because it sort of - throws it in the teeth of the critics. And it says that you love the movie and I love the movie and I'm so glad you did!"
— On her National Movie Award win for Mamma Mia!, which had mixed critical reception
"There are days when even I think I'm overrated - but not today!"
— Accepting an Emmy for Angels in America
"I would just like to say that, in my long career, I've played so many extraordinary women that I keep getting mistaken for one."
— On winning a Golden Globe for Julie & Julia