Best quotes from the Golden Globes 2013

Here are some key quotes from the 70th annual Golden Globes show, Hollywood’s biggest pre-Oscars show.

Here are some key (and funny) quotes from the 70th annual Golden Globes show, Hollywood’s biggest pre-Oscars show, held Sunday at the Beverly Hilton hotel.

"My fellow nominees, boys and girls, such beautiful performances this year. I'm very proud to be one amongst you .. Steven Spielberg, director, humble master with a quicksilver imagination, as a friend, loving and kind, and by your generosity, a partner, you have given me an experience that I will treasure until the end of my life. Thank you so much. Thank you." (Daniel Day-Lewis, paying tribute to Lincoln director Spielberg as he accepted best drama actor Globe, the top-tipped film's only award of the night.)

"A tough fight to push a bill through a bitterly divided House of Representatives - winning it required the president to make a lot of unsavory deals ... I wouldn't know anything about that." (Former US president Bill Clinton, joking about Lincoln, which tells the story of the 16th US president's scheming to abolish slavery and end the American Civil War.

"Really this award is about Tony Mendez. You saw him. He's an American hero. He represents the (US) foreign service making sacrifices every day for Americans. Our troops overseas. I want to thank them very much," he said. (Best film and director winner Ben Affleck, paying tribute to the real-life character behind his Iran hostage drama film Argo, and US diplomats and overseas agents more generally.)

"Three weeks before we started filming we had a terrible day of rehearsal. Humiliating day." He told his wife: "'It's time. I have to ring (the director), tell him someone else should play the role. I've bitten off more than I can chew.' My wife talked me off the cliff like she talks me (down) most days. (Hugh Jackman, winning best musical/comedy actor for his all-singing performance in Les Miserables.

"Anne Hathaway, you gave a stunning performance in "Les Miserables." I have not seen someone so totally alone and abandoned like that since you were on stage with James Franco at the Oscars."(Co-host Tina Fey, referring to the Les Miserables actress's turn hosting the 2011 Academy Awards with actor Franco, widely ridiculed for being inexplicably wooden.)

“As I disappear into the delta twilight ... allow me to say three little words to (heart-throb actor) Bradley Cooper .. Call me, maybe?” (Dr. Aida Takla-O’Reilly, outgoing head of Globes organizers the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which has a reputation in thrall to celebrities.)

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