"I don't think we really need another film about the Holocaust, do we? It's like, how many have there been, you know? We get it. It was grim. Move on. No, I'm doing it because I've noticed that if you do a film about the Holocaust you're guaranteed an Oscar... That's why I'm doing it. Schindler's bloody List. The Pianist. Oscars coming out of their arse."
"I'd like to thank the person who cast me as a blind, autistic, Parkinson's disease-ridden mute, for making this award almost inevitable."
"[The King's Speech] isn't so much a movie as it is an expertly filled-out 'How To Win An Oscar' Mad Libs sheet."
"I'm sitting there going, 'What's going on? What's going on?' I know what's going on. It's Will Smith teaming up with that guy who directed The Pursuit of Happyness because actually, what he's saying through all this is, 'Give me an award... I want an award... because I'm in a film... which is slightly mysterious, but it's about a guy doing things that are actually very good but he's seeming to be maybe a bit nasty... but he's not nasty, and we know he's not nasty because he's Will Smith.'"
"White boys always get the Oscar. It's a known fact. Did I ever get a nomination? No! You know why? Cause I hadn't played any of them slave roles, and get my ass whipped. That's how you get the nomination. A black dude who plays a slave that gets his ass whipped gets the nomination, a white guy who plays an idiot gets the Oscar. That's what I need, I need to play a retarded slave, then I'll get the Oscar."