Quotes and Sayings about Awards



"I worked three and then six hours a day in my studio with strict discipline and emotion. I obtained awards usually granted to other foreigners during the end-of-year admission tests."
- Ralph Allen
(Related: Discipline, Awards, Day, Emotion, End, Foreigners, Tests)

"After the enormous success of All About my Mother, all the awards and everything, I wanted to start a movie in exactly the same place that I used to be before. I wanted to show that all of the success had not changed my perception."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Success, Mother, Perception, Awards)

"An Oscar means a lot of things because it's like the ultimate award for a filmmaker so it feels great. But I think you have to consider awards with some distance and not get obsessed with it. When you're creating you shouldn't think about it."
- Alejandro Amenabar
(Related: Awards)

"I produced and directed a movie a couple years ago that won some awards that Samuel Goldwyn released called 'The Last Good Time'. I wrote, produced and directed it, but I wasn't in it."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Time, Awards, Years)

"Awards mean a lot, but they don't say it all. The people in baseball mean more to me than statistics."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: People, Awards, Baseball, Statistics)

"I'm not a great believer in awards-of course the fact that I've never won one has nothing to do with it at all!"
- Iain Banks
(Related: Awards, Fact, Nothing)

"The Nobel awards should be regarded as giving recognition to this general scientific progress as well as to the individuals involved."
- John Bardeen
(Related: Progress, Awards, Giving)

"Now, there are so many movies, so many festivals, and so many awards going on, each judged with each other, like your work is worse than others and that's not fair. How can you tell what's best and what's worst from these awards? We're talking about art."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Art, Work, Movies, Awards, Now, Talking)

"Awards were made in Hollywood, in whatever the time it was created. They're to promote each other's movies. You give me an award, I give you an award and people will believe that we are great movies and they'll go to see them. It's still the same."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Movies, Time, People, Awards, Hollywood, Will)

"I have perfected the art of putting my feet on my husband's lap during awards ceremonies so he can rub them."
- Annette Bening
(Related: Art, HusbAwards, Feet)

"I think these awards are always nice for a player but they also reflect well on the club. It shows that Arsenal's performance have been noted all around the world and it helps by having so many good players around me."
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Related: Performance, Awards, World)

"The academy awards in England; it's a classy affair as well."
- Brenda Blethyn
(Related: Awards, England)

"Grammys, American Music Awards, successful albums, I'd pick my kids any day over any of it."
- Toni Braxton
(Related: Music, Successful, American, Awards, Day, Kids)

"To those of you who received honours, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you, too, can be president of the United States."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Awards, President, states, Students, United)

"I have done so much for hip-hop and 'til this day, I haven't received any awards or any recognition for it."
- Luther Campbell
(Related: Awards, Day)

"See, the SAG awards caught me totally by surprise."
- Patricia Clarkson
(Related: Awards)

"My new house is going to have wall-to-wall awards!"
- Patsy Cline
"I want everybody who is watching to come to the Academy Awards with us. I'm going to pay for the bus."
- Steven Cojocaru
(Related: Awards, Want)

"I don't like to sit and bask in my own awards. Awards represent artistic death to me."
- Paula Cole
(Related: Death, Awards)

"Awards are wonderful. I've been nominated many times and I've won many awards. But my journey is not towards that. If it happens it will be a blast. If it doesn't, it's still been a blast."
- Tom Cruise
(Related: Awards, Journey, Will)

"I could have a roomful of awards and it wouldn't mean beans."
- Bobby Darin
(Related: Awards)

"My friend made me a leather dress for the MTV awards. It gives you confidence, wearing something you love."
- Cat Deeley
(Related: Love, Friend, Awards, Confidence, Dress)

"You can never be guaranteed good roles because of an award, but I think your profile and net worth as a performer has to do with awards, unfortunately."
- Minnie Driver
(Related: Awards, Worth)

"It's very validating when you are new in the industry to get awards. It boosts your self-esteem."
- Sheena Easton
(Related: Awards, Self)

"But more important than personal awards is winning the World Series. That's the max that anyone could ask for. Let alone to have the ball in your in your glove for the final out of the World Series. That was the ultimate."
- Dennis Eckersley
(Related: Winning, Awards, World)

"This is going to sound completely absurd, but I do sometimes feel like the enjoyment of an awards ceremony or the pride in the finished article hasn't ever surpassed the joy of doing the work, of making it. The doing it is really the bit I'm there for."
- Chiwetel Ejiofor
(Related: Work, Awards, Ceremony, Enjoyment, Pride, Sound)

"The Academy Awards ceremony is designed to be without irony, but Chris Rock supplied it anyway with filmed movie-theater interviews with black men and women who had never heard of the movies nominated for Best Picture."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Men, Movies, Women, Awards, Ceremony, Irony)

"The industry does have some influence on who gets other awards. With the Mercury Prize, they don't. Jon comes from the business, but his heart is still very much in the music. Currently, we have about 12 major names that have said they want to be a part of MUDDA."
- Peter Gabriel
(Related: Business, Music, Heart, Awards, Influence, Mercury, Names, Want)

"Great, big, serious novels always get awards. If it's a battle between a great, big, serious novel and a funny novel, the funny novel is doomed."
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: Funny, Awards, Battle)

"Also, I've already won all the awards."
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: Awards)

"I love awards, especially if I get them."
- Ben Gazzara
(Related: Love, Awards)

"The Academy Awards was an amazing night. I know I kind of lost my mind a little bit. I apologize for that. That night went so fast; I can't remember what I said or what happened."
- Cuba Gooding, Jr.
(Related: Awards, Mind, Night)

"It doesn't matter who you are, how many awards you've won, how popular you are, or how much critical acclaim you've had."
- David Guterson
(Related: Awards, Popular)

"Awards don't really mean much."
- Uta Hagen
(Related: Awards)

"I am proud to be a role model for my viewers. I am finding out that helping victims is as or more rewarding the all the awards I wins."
- Mariska Hargitay
(Related: Awards, Victims)

"I can only point out a curious fact. Year after year the Nobel Awards bring a moment of happiness not only to the recipients, not only to colleagues and friends of the recipients, but even to strangers."
- Alfred Day Hershey
(Related: Happiness, Awards, Fact, Friends, Strangers)

"I wouldn't even hold my kids sometimes because I didn't want them to spit up on me when I was dressed for an awards show."
- Lauryn Hill
(Related: Awards, Kids, Want)

"I couldn't speak Japanese very well, passport regulations were changing, I felt British, and my future was in Britain. And it would also make me eligible for literary awards. But I still think I'm regarded as one of their own in Japan."
- Kazuo Ishiguro
(Related: Awards, Future, Literary)

"You know, Equal Interest played at the Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival Awards and not one musician from that category was even thought of. Even thought of! The idea, that here's this vital energy, and that element doesn't even know it exists!"
- Joseph Jarman
(Related: Thought, Idea, Awards, Energy, Interest, Jazz)

"One thing is that I wasn't getting booked that well, and they had control over who got the awards, they had control over who sold. And they really did not want Willie or me, either one, to have a hit record. They wanted the money, but they didn't want us to be the ones."
- Waylon Jennings
(Related: Money, Control, Awards, Want)

"Well, you know the old line - to be nominated is what it's all about. I think that I've done pretty well - I've had about 46, or 47 nominations from my movies, and my films have won about 12 awards in total, so I don't really have any complaints."
- Norman Jewison
(Related: Movies, Awards, Complaints, Old, Pretty)

"I think I've done pretty well. I've had about 46, or 47 nominations from my movies, and my films have won about 12 awards, so I don't have any complaints."
- Norman Jewison
(Related: Movies, Awards, Complaints, Pretty)

"I used to only worry about the #1's and all of the awards. But that was a long time ago."
- Wynonna Judd
(Related: Time, Awards, Worry)

"Awards shows are my greatest inducement to get back into shape."
- Jane Kaczmarek
(Related: Awards)

"The last thing I want is to walk into my house after a long day and see all the Grammys and awards. It would make me feel weird."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Awards, Day, Want)

"I never wore glasses except when I had to read a teleprompter at an awards show or drive, so I didn't notice much. I could exist in my head. It was kind of my escape from the world and my protection."
- Nicole Kidman
(Related: Awards, Protection, World)

"A lot of my joy this year has been to give away awards to young people, no matter of race, creed or color, because they were a terrific violinist or a terrific dancer."
- Sally Kirkland
(Related: People, Awards, Joy, Race)

"The flattery is nice, but awards don't add up to writing quality songs."
- Chantal Kreviazuk
(Related: Quality, Awards, Flattery, Songs, Writing)

"Actually, no, because awards don't spark sales as much as you'd think."
- Chantal Kreviazuk
(Related: Awards, Sales)

"To my mind, the most important aspect of the Nobel Awards is that they bring home to the masses of the peoples of all nations, a realization of their common interests. They carry to those who have no direct contact with science the international spirit."
- Irving Langmuir
(Related: Home, Science, Awards, Mind, Nations, Spirit)

"I dress up for awards, but only if somebody else is going to pay for the clothes. And shop for them, too!"
- Tea Leoni
(Related: Awards, Clothes, Dress)

"Up there with my awards, I have a great big statue of Groucho Marx, just to put everything in perspective."
- John Lithgow
(Related: Awards, Perspective)

"I've seen some great write ups and I emailed her the other night because I saw her on an awards show recently."
- Nia Long
(Related: Awards, Night)

"Me and my partner, Conway Twitty, cleaned up at the 1972 Country Music Association Awards."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: Music, Awards, Country, Country music)

"Because Olivia Newton-John wasn't from Nashville, they didn't like her winning our awards. I've got no complaints."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: Winning, Awards, Complaints)

"The Spirit Awards are great too, they'll say anything because they're not televised. Another great drinking night."
- William H. Macy
(Related: Awards, Drinking, Night, Spirit)

"I'm a Golden Globe nominee, yes. It's very nice. It's a very nice thing, but I kind of think of all the awards I wasn't ever nominated for, for years and things."
- Patrick Marber
(Related: Awards, Years)

"Oh yeah, I'm about to host the Genies, which are the Canadian Academy Awards."
- Andrea Martin
(Related: Awards)

"I had no idea what to expect when we did Ladies' Night. I didn't think it was going to get nominated for a Grammy. I didn't know that we would have to perform on the MTV Awards show."
- Angie Martinez
(Related: Idea, Awards, Ladies, Night)

"At awards time, The Exorcist was nominated in 11 categories, everybody but the janitor was up for an Oscar. There was no category for what I did."
- Mercedes McCambridge
(Related: Time, Awards)

"I judged about a zillion awards this year so I've been reading a lot of books that just came out."
- Rick Moody
(Related: Awards, Books, Reading)

"Awards are meaningless to me, and I have nothing but disdain for anyone who actively campaigns to get one."
- Bill Murray
(Related: Awards, Nothing)

"Smith and Carlos aside, I object to using the Olympic awards stand to make a political statement."
- Brent Musburger
(Related: Awards)

"I've been a very lucky guy. I played on championship teams. I played for Canada. I've won some awards and I'm very proud of those accomplishments. But I don't think there's anything greater than to come home and to be recognized at home. This is the pinnacle."
- Bobby Orr
(Related: Home, Accomplishments, Awards, Canada)

"Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust."
- Jesse Owens
(Related: Awards, Friends)

"Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust."
- Jesse Owens
(Related: Awards, Competition, Friends, Gold)

"It's not just about filming, you go to awards and interviews too. I enjoy all of it, even learning my lines!"
- Christopher Parker
(Related: Awards, Learning)

"I don't have role models or watch much TV. I go to awards ceremonies but often I don't even know who the people are. I think that's good, because then you don't have preconceived ideas about them."
- Christopher Parker
(Related: People, Ideas, Awards)

"I've never been in this business for the recognition or the awards. I just want to do good work, grab a decent paycheck, and move onto the next job."
- William Petersen
(Related: Business, Work, Awards, Job, Want)

"Cameron Diaz was so cute at the MTV Movie Awards when she pulled her skirt up and wiped her armpits."
- Pink
(Related: Awards, Cute)

"Awards are so unnecessary, because I think we get so much out of our work just by doing it. The work is a reward in itself."
- Natalie Portman
(Related: Work, Awards, Reward)

"If you are looking for smart judging based on merit, skip the Academy Awards next year and pay attention to the Independent Spirit Awards."
- Annie Proulx
(Related: Attention, Awards, Merit, Spirit)

"Awards sell tickets, and they're a clever publicity stunt."
- Tony Randall
(Related: Awards, Publicity)

"Awards are only a publicity gimmick."
- Tony Randall
(Related: Awards, Publicity)

"If you stick around long enough, people start referring to you as a survivor. Suddenly I found myself on the receiving end of several prestigious awards."
- Martha Reeves
(Related: People, Awards, End)

"My awards are lovely. I love to show them of."
- Doris Roberts
(Related: Love, Awards)

"Although I may find the type of programming seen during the 2004 Super Bowl and the 2003 Golden Globe Awards disgusting and disturbing, we must always work hard to defend the cherished freedoms so clearly outlined in our Constitution, including a healthy and free press."
- Mike Rogers
(Related: Work, Awards, Constitution, May, Press, Programming)

"Just look at all the awards shows now. It has turned into a catwalk. You have to be wearing a certain designer, a certain dress, and everyone's critiquing."
- Portia de Rossi
(Related: Awards, Dress, Now)

"A couple of guys won Academy Awards for the things that I turned down. Today, after coming to terms with everything, after being in therapy for a long time-there are areas where I will compromise."
- Mickey Rourke
(Related: Time, Awards, Being, Compromise, Therapy, Today, Will)

"Most awards, you know, they don't give you unless you go and get them - did you know that? Terribly discouraging."
- Barbra Streisand
(Related: Awards)

"The great actresses and actors receive awards for great roles in great films."
- Gloria Stuart
(Related: Actors, Awards)

"So how critics will perceive your film or your work, or whether your movie is going to make $100 million at the box office, or whether you are going to be winning any awards - well, you have no control over that."
- Charlize Theron
(Related: Work, Control, Winning, Awards, Film, Office, Will)

"To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Awards)

"I didn't get a lot of awards as a player. But they did have a Bob Uecker Day Off for me once in Philly."
- Bob Uecker
(Related: Awards, Day)

"To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal."
- Peter Ustinov
(Related: Awards)

"Because of the audience I get and the fact that these people aren't traditional comics buyers I don't think the comic industry looks at that and thinks that is a very respectable thing. I'm very used to it. I'm not the guy who wins awards and gets mentioned in magazines."
- Jhonen Vasquez
(Related: People, Awards, Fact)

"It's the biggest party in the world, and you have to keep the whole thing percolating, which is difficult because a lot of awards most people don't care about."
- Bruce Vilanch
(Related: People, Awards, Care, Party, World)

"I didn't come into the business to get awards or titles."
- Julie Walters
(Related: Business, Awards, Titles)

"I love getting presents. And awards. I'd do whatever they told me to do."
- Jackie Weaver
(Related: Love, Awards)

"It wasn't on my agenda, but the thing about getting important awards is it makes the adventure of your career have a little more possibility. I think just what's happened so far is already making the opportunities more interesting, even though I'm at the twilight of my career of like 48 years."
- Jackie Weaver
(Related: Possibility, Adventure, Awards, Career, Twilight, Years)

"I'm not trying to win individual awards."
- Chris Webber
(Related: Awards, Trying)

"Between speeches and awards, you can find something to do every other week. It's hard to write. Your focus gets splintered. Once you put one thing in your calendar, that month is gone."
- August Wilson
(Related: Awards, Focus)

"But listen, I'm 29-years-old, I'm really lucky to be there and whatever happens I've been really blessed already. I have plenty of awards for this movie and if this was it for me I'd be really content."
- Reese Witherspoon
(Related: Awards, Content)

"I feel very blessed to have two wonderful, healthy children who keep me completely grounded, sane and throw up on my shoes just before I go to an awards show just so I know to keep it real."
- Reese Witherspoon
(Related: Awards, Children)