Top 465 Awards Quotes

We have collected the best Awards Quotes by famous authors including Henry Rollins, Tom Cruise, Paul O’Grady, Junot Diaz, Brad Pitt and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.

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Henry Rollins
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
I don’t like awards ceremonies. I’d sooner go to the pub with mates I’ve known for years.

Paul O’Grady
Books don’t live and die by awards. You don’t listen to an Hector Lavoe album because it won some awards.

Junot Diaz
I had a friend who worked at a hospice, and he said people in their final moments don’t discuss their successes, awards or what books they wrote or what they accomplished. They only talk about their loves and their regrets, and I think that’s very telling.

Brad Pitt
Had I not got into acting and modeling, I would have been a part of the national cricket team. I’m a right-handed batsman and a pace bowler and have won lots of awards during my college and school days.

Sonu Sood
I dress up for awards, but only if somebody else is going to pay for the clothes. And shop for them, too!

Tea Leoni
A lot of people look back ten years ago and go, ‘Why was I wearing that?’ I look back a year ago and say the same thing. The craziest outfit I ever wore was this white suit that I wore to an awards show in L.A. that I teamed with yellow shoes. It was interesting. It popped.

Joe Jonas
When we were making the movie, winning awards for it wasn’t the point at all. We didn’t even have an American distributor.

Michel Hazanavicius
After a while, you want to sell a lot of records, win awards and touch as many people as you can, but you have to secure the foundation with your family. I’m a family man, but I’m a businessman, too.

Anthony Hamilton
I want everybody who is watching to come to the Academy Awards with us. I’m going to pay for the bus.

Steven Cojocaru
If one wants to measure oneself by the facile accruement of awards, then I’ve done very well.

Timothy Spall
The arts were like, there’s no opponent. It’s just yourself. I’m not saying they don’t make the arts a competition with awards and all that, but that’s outside the work itself.

Richard Linklater
The call for diversity is about recognizing that in order to be in the conversation come awards season, it goes back to the content that is being produced.

Mahershala Ali
I don’t need awards to show me how successful I am or to prove to me that I’m doing a good thing and that I’m succeeding.

Jay Sean
New lyric writers have become an asset for me. I gave Naseer Faraz a break in ‘Aetbaar’ and he was up for several awards.

Rajesh Roshan
I don’t know how many bestsellers I’ve got, or half the awards I’ve won, and I don’t really care. I’m just having fun, doing something I love and getting paid for it. How cool is that?

R. A. Salvatore
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
At the Academy Awards every year, there are best-dressed stars – and worst-dressed stars. But it’s the worst-dressed that go down in history.

Brad Goreski
Overall, we’ve lost risk-takers on the red carpet at the Academy Awards. All too often, stars play it safe.

Brad Goreski
I have won many awards and I am very happy about this, but I am not the best player in the world.

Zinedine Zidane
There is a strange sort of reasoning in Hollywood that musicals are less worthy of Academy consideration than dramas. It’s a form of snobbism, the same sort that perpetuates the idea that drama is more deserving of Awards than comedy.

Gene Kelly
I go to the British Comedy Awards and, you know, quite a few people were making jokes at my expense. It just made me feel awful, because I am there with my wife and she has gone out and bought a dress. And it is my big night and I won, and yet the overriding experience was that of nastiness.

Michael McIntyre
I haven’t watched MTV’s annual Video Music Awards since Bill Clinton was president. I was wearing a plastic choker, and Alanis Morissette won for ‘Ironic.’

Bari Weiss
What happens on ‘Mad Men’ in terms of the acting and the writing and the directing, it’s superior. And yes, it has tremendous cache and buzz because it’s become iconic, but it also deserves all the kudos and the awards as well, because it’s a beautiful show to look at.

Kurt Sutter
If we win games, those other things – awards and all of that – will take care of themselves.

Marcus Mariota
The Academy Awards were basically created by the industry to promote pictures. They weren’t really to acknowledge the performances. Then it became sort of this a great popularity contest and now, it’s an incredible show and it’s seen all over the world.

James Cromwell
In the future, you’ll see many more nominations for big awards going to goalkeepers.

Peter Schmeichel
It definitely is an ice breaker going into the awards already having one, and it was just so crazy when I heard I did win because I was in London at the time, and we were doing a festival out there, and my manager was like, ‘You just won an ACM.’ And I was like, ‘How? It’s so early!’

Maren Morris
There was a time when it was important culturally to have the word ‘actress,’ I suppose, but when it comes to awards ceremonies, we don’t have ‘Best Directress’ or ‘Best Cinematographeress!’

Asia Kate Dillon
Whoever wins MVP, whoever wins whatever those awards are, that’s not my decision.

Ezekiel Elliott
I didn’t have anything to prove to begin with to anybody else. I didn’t start out doing this because I wanted to win awards or titles. I like martial arts, I like training, I like the lifestyle.

Frank Mir
I’m happy to be associated with the Times Thyagaraja Awards, which takes Carnatic music to the young generation.

To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal.

Peter Ustinov
Dance music has evolved very much. From DJs playing at the Olympics, to playing at the Super Bowl, working with Cirque Du Soleil and even getting recognized at the Grammys with awards, dance music is growing in a big way.

Little Louie Vega
I’m a crier. I always cry. I cry at the dumbest things, too. This is why I sort of steer clear of movies and films that I know are going to be depressing. I don’t care how many awards they’ve won – I know they’re good. I don’t need to watch them, because I don’t want to be depressed, and I don’t want to cry.

Yvonne Strahovski
Time’s Up is finally, it would seem, activism with some teeth. It isn’t perfect, however. One of the first acts of protest – urging celebrities to wear black to awards shows – reveals a worrisome willingness to keep lunging toward those lazy, meaningless and empty gestures that cheapen the seriousness of an issue.

S.E. Cupp
One year at the SAG Awards, somebody practically knocked me over, and it was Helen Mirren. She was like, ‘Oh my God – is it really you? I’m your biggest fan.’ I was like, ‘Wait, aren’t you supposed to be home reading Shakespeare or something?’

Megan Mullally
I honestly don’t care about individual awards or statistics.

Adam Thielen
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
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
Awards and nominations really help sell films.

Essie Davis
Awards mean a lot, but they don’t say it all. The people in baseball mean more to me than statistics.

Ernie Banks
I do have two wonderful awards from the Western Writers of America, one for ‘Beardance’ and the other for ‘Far North.’ The award is called the Spur, and the plaques really do have spurs on them!

Will Hobbs
In any awards ceremony, if you’re a finicky person like myself, you can pick a multitude of things to nag about. I get frustrated with the comedy category because it feels like it gets sidelined a lot of the time for all kinds of things – not sidelined, marginalized.

Thomas Middleditch
Of all the awards given to NFL athletes, the Walter Payton Man of the Year is the one that stands out above the rest to me because of what it represents.

Kurt Warner
I’m really proud that we have so many companies on the same stage, putting competition aside to share a first look at where games are going in 2019 and beyond. That’s something a lot of awards shows don’t do. We think the urgency and excitement around that drives a lot of viewers.

Geoff Keighley
I believe, for an actor, both the success of his film and awards are equally important.

Akkineni Nagarjuna
Don’t let awards get the best of you.

Yeah, I think that’s the best part of being nominated and receiving awards is whatever you care about that you have given time to, have served different people, you get to spotlight and highlight that.

Devin McCourty
‘Girls’ is a huge show, as far as buzz, and magazine covers, and getting a ton of copy, and awards. And yet I don’t think the viewership is huge.

Mike White
Steve Binder did the Elvis comeback special in 1968, you know. He did the Diana Ross special. He has won Emmy Awards. I think he’s the premier, variety special man in America.

Eddie Rabbitt
Great horror films don’t win Academy Awards.

Wes Craven
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
I have not won far more awards than I have won.

Alice McDermott
I don’t know anything about awards, I really don’t.

That’s the thing about awards – it’s for the people who do all the hard work behind the scenes. An award is just a clap at them.

I have acted in 20 films in various languages and won 13 awards for my acting skills.

Padmapriya Janakiraman
I was a big fan of how Johnny Carson hosted awards shows. Dick Cavett, as well, I think did a really great job of providing a nice blend of comedy, wit and class.

Neil Patrick Harris
It’s lovely when you get those awards because it reminds you that the audience are enjoying what you’re doing so you keep working hard and never take anything for granted.

Declan Donnelly
When it comes to the awards and everything, and the press, the publicity, this is all icing on the cake to me.

Corey Hawkins
Affirmative action is a little like the professional football draft. The NFL awards its No. 1 draft choices to the lowest-ranked team in the league. It doesn’t do this out of compassion or guilt. It’s done for mutual survival. They understand that a league can only be as strong as its weakest team.

J. C. Watts
After a while, when the writer is mature, it doesn’t really matter – not because of finances but because of reputation. It doesn’t really matter how many awards you get.

Derek Walcott
Like most people, I’ve always felt using words like ‘best’ when applied to art is a fun way for critics to stay busy at the end of the year, and I guess a good way to help get ratings for awards shows, which is fine.

Steven Van Zandt
‘Room’ is a very subtly-made film, and directing awards tend to go to the flashier stuff, but it’s the Director’s section of the academy that make the decision, so I’m very proud they can see something in what I directed and wanted to reward it.

Lenny Abrahamson
You don’t want to make awards the reason you’re doing things.

Nick Nolte
‘Entourage’ is a very, very, very unique acting experience. I could go in to win 1000 Academy Awards, and it would never be as much fun as the show.

Kevin Connolly
I got style icon awards; I was given the ‘HT’ Most Stylish award. That happened, like, on the second day I was out of the ‘Bigg Boss’ house.

Hina Khan
Why do people need awards? Don’t you know your value and your worth? I don’t need anybody’s award or acceptance.

Janet Hubert
You don’t want to be flattered and become big-headed by getting awards. But, well, I am.

Johnny Vegas
I have won many awards for my singing, and I have sung in 8 languages.

At one level, an award is an endorsement, a confirmation, but I always find myself looking askance at awards and good reviews, as though another Garry Disher had earned them.

Garry Disher
I’ve passed up opportunities. I’ve avoided the spotlight. I’ve never been to Academy Awards, didn’t relate to them.

Harry Dean Stanton
For my generation, the bomber jacket is like a replacement for the suit jacket. It’s a piece that men wear every day, and it’s something that I would wear for any occasion, whether it’s on the street or going to an awards ceremony.

The Weeknd
‘Lincoln’ was OK; I thought it was a rock-solid eight out of 10, but it shouldn’t win all the awards.

Evan Goldberg
I don’t do many social events in the fashion industry. Instead, I go to things like the MTV awards because that’s where I fit in – wearing a yellow tuxedo and no shirt on a red carpet.

Jeremy Scott
We want to make something that moves us when we hear it. Because after all the hype and awards and whatever, that’s all music is.

Chris Martin
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
I won my husband. I won my kids. I’ve won a lot of really great jobs. I’ve won a lot of friendships. I’ve been nominated for lots of different kinds of awards.

Renee Elise Goldsberry
The thing about awards is that a lot of those moments are about the whole world telling you that you deserve it and rah, rah, rah. I’m very appreciative of that, but I love experiencing stuff by myself. Because it feels different. You know the truth, and you can hear what the voice in your head is saying properly.

Honorary degrees and lifetime achievement awards are very encouraging. I know that it might sound strange that a writer who has published many books still needs encouragement, but this is true.

Joyce Carol Oates
Hollywood is a roulette wheel. Each project dictates what’s going to happen for you next, and it doesn’t really matter that your project is critically acclaimed or won awards or has fans worldwide. It’s a matter of how many movie tickets and DVDs and on-demand movies that you sell.

Adam Green
I’ve done quite a bit in England. I’ve won the majority of trophies and awards that there is to win, apart from top goalscorer… which is hard as a defender.

Lucy Bronze
All the awards in the world, you can get into all the nightclubs, they’ll send you the nicest clothes. Nothing better than walking into your dad’s restaurant and seeing a smile on his face and knowing that your mom and dad and your sister are real proud of you.

Lady Gaga
It’s quite funny in that I once won Rear of the Year at my school! I was about 17 in the sixth form and we used to have an end of year celebration and give out different awards. I even got a little trophy!

Jessica Ennis-Hill
There’s been a slow death in a way. On the positive side, there are films getting into the Academy Awards that wouldn’t have, but on the negative side, financiers are now dominant and making all the decisions. I can’t count the ways a director’s vision is compromised.

Lili Taylor
I have two Golden Boot awards at home. It would be nice to win another, but I wouldn’t mind it if I didn’t.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Awards can give you a tremendous amount of encouragement to keep getting better, no matter how young or old you are.

Alan Alda
I’ve done plenty of daredeviling – from white-water rafting to bungee jumping. But I think the most fearless was hosting the Emmy Awards. It was overwhelming, and I definitely had to leave fear at the door.

Neil Patrick Harris
It’s always weird when it comes to awards and awards season because how can you say that this performance is better than this performance? Art is so subjective.

Corey Hawkins
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
First of all, I never make a movie for awards consideration.

Harvey Weinstein
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
I swore on screen when I got the Olivier for ‘Legally Blonde,’ I was so surprised. Awards where the public vote mean a lot. I’m a big Twitter fan and like talking to people who support me.

Sheridan Smith
‘Lost Vikings’ and ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Racing’ were pretty critical games to us. We got some acclaim as a result, some video gaming awards. Those are the games that impressed Davidson and Associates and led to the merger talks.

Michael Morhaime
There’s nothing I would love more than to host an awards show where I’m nominated for an award – that is so funny to me.

T. J. Miller
Oh yeah, I’m about to host the Genies, which are the Canadian Academy Awards.

Andrea Martin
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
I think sometimes we get wrapped up in awards… ultimately, it’s just a moment in time, and it passes.

Mike Colter
I don’t really care about awards.

Danny McBride
However popular an artiste may be, awards were reassuring.

I have a hard time with awards shows in general because I’ve never been part of the conversation. I just show up to work and do my job because I love the job and I love the people I get to make TV with. When someone wants to applaud it more than just watching it, that makes me somewhat uncomfortable.

Milo Ventimiglia
When you try to be a role model, not everybody can relate to some of your highs – awards, championships. But everybody can relate to the lows. Everybody’s gotten fired from a job or gotten cut. People learn more about you in those lows than they do in the highs.

Tim Tebow
I’m always amazed when anybody remembers anything of my work, and even more so when I get nominated for something I’ve done. For many years, I was like a horse wearing a pair of blinkers as far as using these awards or nominations in order to boost my career was concerned.

Janet McTeer
I’ve never even been invited to the GLAAD awards, to sit in the audience. I don’t necessarily care, and I’m sure they will one day, and it will be fine, but I’ve never been invited to anything like that.

Billy Eichner
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
Awards shows have devolved into self-parodies – liberals in limos, corny insider jokes delivered by the hosts among bad teleprompter reading from the some of the best thespians on the planet.

John Ridley
Awards are great, as you get to meet up with friends and colleagues from your industry – a sort of reunion.

Penelope Cruz
We’ve gotten to do so many great things throughout the years. We’ve gotten to meet presidents. We’ve been able to go to so many wonderful awards shows and meet so many great celebrities.

Jay DeMarcus
I don’t make records to win awards. I make records to make records and hopefully make the records as good as they can be.

Chris Stapleton
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
Smith and Carlos aside, I object to using the Olympic awards stand to make a political statement.

Brent Musburger
I definitely think awards ceremonies should have gender-neutral categories.

Vanessa Morgan
I am not in England; I live in the Caribbean. So I am not hungover by prizes and awards because it does not happen very often.

Derek Walcott
To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal.

Mark Twain
I always wanted to be in Bollywood and the first step towards that was by participating in school plays. I would get awards for my acting and that motivated me to get into Bollywood.

Vijay Krishna Acharya
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
I never thought of having platinum albums and winning awards. I just wanted to write songs and sing when I started out in the music business.

Randy Travis
I’m a member of BAFTA, so I vote in all the films that come up for the Academy Awards.

Ray Fearon
A lot of people say, ‘I gotta win my awards.’ I just wanna make great movies.

Henry Golding
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
Are you kidding? This is crazy, man. I thought I was Mr. Pre-Televised awards.

There are tons of actors and actresses I admire. But I really admire Jennifer Lawrence because she has won awards and made so many great movies, and she still seems so down-to-earth and funny.

Isabela Moner
I’m just trying to get better every day. And I think if I do so, the accolades, the awards, the accomplishments will come.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
I personally am not very interested in awards or the awards circuit.

Makoto Shinkai
My sixth book, ‘A Breath of Snow and Ashes,’ was nominated for a number of book awards, one of which was The Quill Award, and they had it in New York at the Natural History Museum.

Diana Gabaldon
Thankfully, the meat of the Tony telecast is the performances from the shows, so the awards show kind of creates itself around the season, and then I fill in based on the vibe of the season in general. I’m happy that there’ll be so many legitimately good performances on the show.

Neil Patrick Harris
Fame and success and awards should never be the aim. The aim should be: Are you enjoying the making of the thing?

Brett Goldstein
Before ever meeting Priyanka Chopra, I had heard her name coming out of Bollywood and was impressed: she was beautiful, talented, had made nearly 50 movies, earned multiple awards – a massive star.

Dwayne Johnson
Awards are meaningless to me, and I have nothing but disdain for anyone who actively campaigns to get one.

Bill Murray
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
As far as Deep Purple goes, I mean, they’re iconic. Their contribution is unquantifiable, and as far as the politics involved in things like awards, you know, I don’t think anything, because I know what they mean to me, and I know what they mean to the people who like them. Awards are very politically based.

Steve Vai
I’ve trained myself not to put too much emphasis on awards, only because I never got into acting to win an award.

Shari Sebbens
In pop music, the public usually see the results – the hit records, the Grammy Awards performances, the concert tours – but not all the work that goes into getting into the spotlight. And not everyone realizes that, even if you have a lot of talent, chances are you won’t make it.

Bruno Mars
At this stage, most of the awards I get are concerned with my longevity. Even I’m amazed at myself because there have been new generations since I’ve been born and new music that they create, so it’s amazing to still be on the radar.

Johnny Mathis
Awards nights are a part of our modern culture; they’re part of what we do.

Asher Keddie
Academy Awards don’t really solve anything.

Richard LaGravenese
I’m not the most in-tune guy with what is getting nominated and winning awards in general.

Seth Rogen
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
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
I have always believed that awards are like accessories to a car. They are very similar to the rear view mirror in a car, which gives you the confidence to drive. They sure mean a lot; however, they are not the be-all and end-all of life.

Atul Kulkarni
The machine of awards season is very stressful. But this is the Oscars! It’s your peers, your heroes, people you admire, the people who inspired you to get into this work in the first place. It’s a pretty overwhelming feeling when you think about it.

Taylor Sheridan
Also, I’ve already won all the awards.

Neil Gaiman
I’m not interested in awards. I never have been. I don’t think they are important. Don’t get me wrong, if somebody gives me a prize, I thank them as gratefully as I know how, because it’s very nice to be given a prize. But I don’t think that awards ought to be sought.

John Hurt
I would love to get a Moonman! I’d put it next to my other awards. I don’t have a cabinet right now; they’re just kind of all around my flat, one next to the TV, one in the bedroom. So, I’d have to build a cabinet.

Ed Sheeran
I would say that awards are for children. Because children need a tangible representation of their achievement. And as adults, you have to settle for the respect and admiration of your peers.

T. J. Miller
As much as any other producer in the modern movie age, Harvey Weinstein has been a subject of media fascination. The grossness, the bullying, the unbridled exercising of personal power, the craven appetites, the awards and his good taste in films fed that fascination.

Michael Wolff
You know how people say awards don’t mean anything? Hello! I think the energy around them makes everyone cuckoo.

Kirsten Dunst
I don’t bother about awards.

Kay Kay Menon
So, 50 films, 3 National Awards, 74 plays and serials later, here I am playing Professor Das in JL50,’ who understands time travel. When in reality, I’m not tech savvy at all.

Pankaj Kapur
I’ve done 480-odd films, have my own acting school, won awards, etc. and now host a successful TV chat show – what else can I ask for? Yes, of course, every journey has its ups and downs, but that’s part of life.

Anupam Kher
As you may know, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, or MCC, awards grants only to countries which rule justly, promote economic freedom, and invest in their people.

Benigno Aquino III
Fame doesn’t get to me. I lead quite a quiet life on the whole – I will go to an awards ceremony if the show I’m in, or I, am nominated because I think it’s important to say, ‘Thank you.’

Suranne Jones
It’s worth turning up to an awards gig if you know you’ve won one but, since you never do know, it’s not worth it.

Arthur Smith
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
For me, awards are a validation of my work.

Neha Bhasin
It’s not just the ‘Grammys’ that I’ve pulled out of. I also pulled out of the English awards as well. The reason that I wanted to pull out was because I believe very much that the music industry as a whole is mainly concerned with material success.

Alanis Morissette
I believe in an artiste’s life, there are two kinds of awards – first is the appreciation and good wishes he or she gets for his work from the audience and secondly, the recognition in the form of awards.

Sharmila Tagore
I never make a movie for awards consideration. I will use the hope of getting an Academy Award a) to honor the people who work so hard and also b) it’s the greatest Good Housekeeping seal in the world. It’s the greatest brand. It’s as good as Louis Vuitton and Dior in the world of moviemaking. It’s the Super Bowl.

Harvey Weinstein
I don’t give much thought to individual awards.

Gareth Bale
I try to pay it forward. I do a lot of philanthropic and charity work. Some of my greatest awards, greatest rewards, have not been for comic work but for charity work.

George Perez
I can’t imagine anyone thinking, ‘Oh good, it’s awards season!’

Peter Morgan
Anyone who says that awards make no difference to him is lying through his teeth!

Anu Malik
I was the teenage kid growing up in New Jersey watching the Tony Awards and thinking, ‘Oh, maybe if I’m lucky I’ll make it to Broadway by the time I’m 40!’

Jason Alexander
I’m thrilled to be asked to host the Academy Awards for the second time because, as they say, the third time’s a charm.

Jon Stewart
I can’t go out socially. I never go to soap awards now. I don’t recognize people I know and they would think that I was snubbing them.

June Brown
I sometimes wonder how many of these lifetime achievement awards you can accept before you have to do the decent thing and die.

James Taylor
I would trade all the individual awards I’ve won for a World Cup.

Abby Wambach
I was very fortunate in all of my career in television to have a lot of things that received a lot of awards recognition.

John Wells
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 Hershey
Awards go up at Mum and Dad’s, but home is home, and I don’t like to bring the office home.

Katherine Kelly
We actors should be given the highest awards for performing in the middle of people. I can prepare in the most crowded of places, and I know how to take a journey into my mind and separate myself from the crowd. I can act anywhere.

Manoj Bajpayee
The bottom line is that red carpet helps us broaden the appeal of the brand. Calvin Klein used to be about a very specific woman, but we’ve dressed so many different women at awards.

Francisco Costa
Seeing Jennifer Holliday from ‘Dreamgirls’ perform on the Tony Awards telecast and later discovering Barbra Streisand by listening to her albums at the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh really changed everything for me.

Billy Porter
Most awards, you know, they don’t give you unless you go and get them – did you know that? Terribly discouraging.

Barbra Streisand
If I cared about who was winning the Oscar, it was when I was a kid when they were giving awards to ‘Midnight Cowboy’ or ‘The Godfather.’

Gaspar Noe
I had seen ‘Onaatah’ when I was a part of the National Film Awards jury in 2016. I was very impressed with the film because it was a small but a very inspiring film. Since it touched my heart, I thought of remaking it.

Satish Kaushik
I judged about a zillion awards this year so I’ve been reading a lot of books that just came out.

Rick Moody
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
They’re a redefinition of boredom… the most important thing you need to know about an awards show is where is the nearest smoking opportunity.

Stephen Daldry
I don’t want awards. I am not saying this like it’s a case of sour grapes. It isn’t. I have been to a couple of award functions, and I soon realised that it doesn’t give me the kick that it does to others.

Emraan Hashmi
‘The Story of Us’ is about running into someone I had been in a relationship with at an awards show, and we were seated a few seats away from each other. I just wanted to say to him, ‘Is this killing you? Because it’s killing me.’ But I didn’t. Because I couldn’t. Because we both had these silent shields up.

Taylor Swift
I’m a magician. A lot of people don’t know that I’ve won awards. I used to do big stage shows.

Jonathan Scott
The luxury that I have is I’m not career-minded, I just live from one film to the next. For a time, I was making documentaries, and all my documentaries were winning awards and stuff, and then I lost interest in documentaries.

Pawel Pawlikowski
I’ve been a fan of BET since I was a kid, growing up watching the awards, thinking that one day I would be there.

Young M.A
Tinseltown is eerily silent when The Oscars, The Emmys and The Grammys, The Sag Awards, and The Golden Globes aren’t in full swing.

Amanda Eliasch
Basically, my goal in life is to be David Hyde Pierce – go to Hollywood, make some money, come back and just win some Tony Awards.

Barrett Foa
The Nobel awards should be regarded as giving recognition to this general scientific progress as well as to the individuals involved.

John Bardeen
I live a very ordinary life. The rare awards ceremonies I go to are quite fun, because I can enjoy the irony of one minute walking to the tube, and the next being driven along the same stretch of road in a limo.

Jonathan Pryce
I met Angela Bassett during the awards circuit. I was actually surprised at how moved I was to meet her in person. I was moved to tears. I find that feeling, it’s happened occasionally, and I never know who it’ll be with.

Betty Gabriel
If you’ve built your identity only on your professional accolades and awards, what is going to be left of your legacy when those trophies tarnish and those records get broken? The Great Ones understand the importance of being well-rounded.

Don Yaeger
We can watch videos of our whole journey – from old tours to doing the AMAs (American Music Awards) in 2013 and through the ‘Star Wars’ medley or when we sang with Stevie Wonder on the Grammys. I just sit back and say, ‘I can’t believe we did all this!’

Kevin Olusola
On ‘MADtv,’ I discovered I could do Billy Crystal. ‘Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 68th Annual Academy Awards!’ Surprisingly, there’s more call for that one than you’d think.

Phil LaMarr
I have received many awards, love, and recognition.

Asha Bhosle
I only think that awards are important to everybody and if not that, a nomination serves as a recognition and a positive drive to do better work.

Amaal Mallik
Most all of my awards are at the Country Music Hall of Fame. You know we had the longest running exhibit in the Hall of Fame history with Family Tradition. More people went to see Daddy’s stuff and all the things I have collected over the years than any other exhibit.

Hank Williams Jr.
The Ned Kelly is definitely the coolest of all the crime fiction awards, and if you think about it, it’s the only one that’s given for an entire continent.

Adrian McKinty
I don’t look at things goin’, ‘Oh, is this gonna make me rich? Is this gonna make me a star? Am I gonna win awards?’ If all that stuff happens, great. Who cares? I still have to wake up in the morning and go to work and be happy to do it.

Geoff Stults
Honestly, I started playing the pause game right after the 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards cypher. That’s around when pauses really started.

Joyner Lucas
I’ve been lucky enough to travel the world and win awards and medals, but it was time to stop.

Natalie du Toit
I’ve never been one to chase awards or anything like that, to be honest.

Micky Dolenz
I taught a class about the Tony Awards at a summer theater camp the year after I graduated from high school. So, the first time I was nominated for ‘Spring Awakening,’ it felt like a surreal dream: it was every childhood dream I had come true. It felt like a fairy tale.

Jonathan Groff
At the end of the day, making ‘Monster’ was unbelievably hard, as making any movie is. And the only thing that made it worth it is not those awards and all those kind of things that I can barely remember because I was so overwhelmed. It was really that night in the editing room, that day on set. It was those things.

Patty Jenkins
With an award like the Asian Film Awards, we’ve sent a message saying that ‘Asian Cinema is here, it matters, and more importantly, we are all part of the same fraternity!’ The AFA is truly, then, an award for Asia, by Asia.

Michelle Yeoh
I haven’t got many awards to boast of.

Javed Jaffrey
To be honest I don’t really feel like I’m a part of the industry. I don’t get awards because the powers that be don’t really like me. I’m not like everyone else, I won’t do what everyone else does.

Burna Boy
I know what not being able to pay your bills feels like real well… I know that way better than a room full of beautiful people and Tony awards and Grammy awards.

Leslie Odom, Jr.
Awards are very important for a show like ‘Rectify.’ We’re a small show; we’re on a more obscure, harder-to-find channel that is very supportive of creative and singular vision.

Abigail Spencer
To be honest, I didn’t even know what the Drama Desk Awards were until I was nominated.

Spencer Kayden
It was a conscious decision on my part to take up fewer films. And if you’re not seen that often on screen, nobody calls you to perform at an awards ceremony.

Johnny Lever
I’ve always found it embarrassing to receive awards.

Sam Shepard
For someone, success is to be the highest paid actress. For some, it might be the number of awards, and for some, it is the number of films. Honestly, I feel privileged when a celebrated filmmaker offers me a role so that I can be a part of his vision. That is success for me.

Aditi Rao Hydari
Awards are an encouragement. An award is not something we aim at while making a film.

I’m officially retired as the refuser of Academy Awards.

Sacheen Littlefeather
I don’t think international cinema is ready to embrace mainstream Indian cinema unconditionally. Even Mira Nair’s ‘Monsoon Wedding’ didn’t get to the Oscars after being nominated for the Golden Globe Awards.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali
My take on it, like a filmmaker or actor, is if you have much more colors within your creation, eventually people will appreciate what you’re doing, and the other stuff is secondary, like critiques or even awards or anything else, as long as people enjoy it.

Tommy Wiseau
Me and my partner, Conway Twitty, cleaned up at the 1972 Country Music Association Awards.

Loretta Lynn
I can’t speak for every American comic, but for me, a great show is its own reward. Comedy is too subjective for awards.

Michael Che
‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ appeared to highly favorable reviews and quickly climbed to the top of bestseller lists, where it remained for more than eighty weeks. In 1961, the novel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. A film adaptation was released in 1962, starring Gregory Peck, and received three Academy Awards.

Charles J. Shields
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
I think people ease into this careerist professionalism, so if you’re a writer it’s your job to manufacture books as opposed to writing them and to go to festivals and spend your life emotionally invested in reviews or the awards. You have to shrink your universe in a way. To me, it’s the opposite.

Arundhati Roy
The awards or minor achievements along the way, the weekly things, hearing stuff like that makes me feel good obviously but that ain’t what drives me.

Davante Adams
I was one of the horses of the Louis B. Mayer stable, and I thought the films I was given after my Academy Awards were not worthy.

Luise Rainer
I take his talent and his passion with me – to the stage of the Opry, to the podium at the CMA Awards, to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, into my own living room. I am the realization of my grandfather’s dream. I am a player.

Brad Paisley
I tell you, my naps are epic. They win awards.

Tituss Burgess
The Nobel Prizes are much more than awards to scholars; they are a celebration of civilization, of mankind, and of what makes humans unique – that is their intellect from which springs creativity.

Stanley B. Prusiner
Most of my colleagues have research awards on the shelf. I have party invites.

Anita Elberse
Performing the American Music Awards and having Harrison Ford introduce you behind the John Williams orchestra for Star Wars, and then Meghan Trainor is in the front just standing up and like, ‘I love you guys!’ That was a huge moment.

Kevin Olusola
Films with predominantly white casts can come in any form, tell any story, big or small. For black films, you have the light, fluffy rom-coms or ‘Madea’ movies, and then you have the black-torture awards movie.

Justin Simien
I’ve been involved in all the different awards shows. Apparently, what I wear becomes important.

June Squibb
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
My new house is going to have wall-to-wall awards!

Patsy Cline
I’m very enthusiastic about the Academy Awards because if there were no Oscars, we wouldn’t have as many good movies as we do have.

Robert Osborne
Being a South Indian from Paramakudi, I know I wouldn’t be considered for awards many times.

I don’t think you can ever get bored of winning awards.

James Maddison
Awards bolster your confidence in wonderful ways. But they aren’t the world.

Claire Messud
Awards don’t really mean much.

Uta Hagen
Awards are meaningless to me, and I have nothing but disdain for anyone who actively campaigns to get one.

Bill Murray
There’s a mythical status to the Tony Awards. When you’re growing up as an actor, you hear about Broadway and the Tonys, but it’s not something you ever expect to experience.

Richard McCabe
My husband, Andrew Shue, is the co-founder of Do Something, and we both speak and present at awards ceremonies. It’s absolutely amazing and humbling to see all the work so many young people are contributing to better their communities on both a local and global front.

Amy Robach
You can receive the individual awards, but ultimately, you want to win the big game.

Khalil Mack
I love it when I see somebody else make a great film. I think there is a great supportive film community, even though the awards seem to do something weird to that.

Valerie Faris
For the most part, these awards shows, while they are fun, they’re high-pressure for the people who are nominated and for those walking the red carpet.

Busy Philipps
You can’t deny a band whose fans will literally do anything to see them win the awards. We’re very appreciative to the fan base. That mutual feeling of appreciation is something that really helps.

Andy Biersack
The MGR Sivaji awards are organised by the PRO stalwarts in the industry whom I actually respect.

Twice is a group with nine members who have all struggled in their own way to get where they are. We know we are so lucky to have the awards we’ve won, and to be a well-known group.

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
National service coupled with education awards, such as AmeriCorps programs or Teach For America, can help young people gain skills and contribute to society without accumulating excessive debt. It gives them a means to develop job skills and discover career paths.

Tae Yoo
Awards are always a pleasant surprise. They are the candy-floss parts of our job – a lovely added extra to attract people’s attention. The bottom line is that you want to sell tickets.

Sophie Thompson
One of the many reasons I love living in New York is that we get a front row seat to the innumerable thrills that take place here – from conventions and awards shows, to parades and U.N. assemblies. But my favorite New York tradition is the annual New Year’s Eve ball-drop on Times Square.

Marlo Thomas
Mohanlal has nothing left to prove. He has won many awards.

I sing really well, my friends say. I don’t like my voice, but I sang on stage during the Sahara awards a few years ago, so I don’t mind singing.

Suresh Raina
By the way, all the major awards that I have won are for so-called commercial movies.

Last week I was in London at an awards show, then I flew home and was in an RV park with my wife and kids in our motorhome, this week I’m in NY doing a charity event, and tomorrow I’ll be coaching my daughters soccer practice. I guess the range of roles I play on film stem from the range of roles I play in real life.

Peter Facinelli
I don’t hanker after awards.

Milkha Singh
I prefer to win titles with the team ahead of individual awards or scoring more goals than anyone else. I’m more worried about being a good person than being the best football player in the world. When all this is over, what are you left with? When I retire, I hope I am remembered for being a decent guy.

Lionel Messi
Downstairs in my house, I have a museum room. I keep all of my awards down there, and childhood photos, and even all the clothes I’ve worn on tour, in videos and on album covers.

R. Kelly
‘Masquerade’ is the autobiography of Wyclef Jean. A lot of people know me through my work with Carlos Santana or Destiny’s Child, winning all those Grammy Awards, but you do not know what is going on inside me.

Wyclef Jean
You don’t want a movie to have a lot of awards and no audience.

Andrew Lau
Chinese awards are always given to teams, but foreign awards are different.

Tu Youyou
For me, if awards are not increasing my remuneration or adding value to the offers that I get, they have no meaning.

Manoj Bajpayee
Cameron Diaz was so cute at the MTV Movie Awards when she pulled her skirt up and wiped her armpits.

I have perfected the art of putting my feet on my husband’s lap during awards ceremonies so he can rub them.

Annette Bening
I don’t read for amusement, I read for enlightenment. I do a lot of reviewing, so I have a steady assignment of reading. I’m also a judge for the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, which gives awards to literature and nonfiction.

Joyce Carol Oates
I’ve won some awards. ‘Time’ magazine designated me as one of the environmental heroes of the 20th century. Oh, and I’ve got some honorary citizenships, like from the Conch Republic of the Florida Keys. But the one thing I am proud of is I didn’t get the Chevron environmental award. Never did get that one.

Paul Watson
I recently had the opportunity to participate in Inc.’s first-ever ‘Hire Power Awards’ event in Washington, D.C. The event was a testament to the power of American entrepreneurship and the role that it plays in driving job creation and innovation in a wide array of industries.

Karen Mills
I do what I love and what I always dreamed of doing for a living. I write love stories, and I have always had a publisher willing to publish them. I have a sizable and loyal audience. I have made best-seller lists and won awards. What more could anyone ask for?

Mary Balogh
It’s nice to get any awards, whether it’s lifetime achievement or the Keith Richards award for being alive one more year.

Randy Bachman
‘Kangal Marapathilai’ is an off-beat story and I am hopeful of getting a few awards after the movie.

Navya Nair
We want box office success, critical acclaim, awards and everything else. But I think when the audience likes a film, that appreciation is far more fulfilling, far more satisfying than any award.

Kiran Rao
Awards have lost their charm. The experience of getting an award has completely dissolved. Awards functions start in December and go on till April and are distributed for anything and everything. Categories like Best Jodi, Best Dressed Celebrity are all redundant.

Waheeda Rehman
My tastes in all things lean towards the arty and boring. I like sports documentaries about Scrabble players, bands that play quiet, unassuming music, and TV shows that win awards. In that way, I am an elitist snob.

Michael Ian Black
I grew up watching the ‘People’s Choice Awards.’

Karin Slaughter
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
Awards give you confidence apart from official recognition. They act as a dose of encouragement, as they are judged by experts. But, at the same time, you can’t ignore the audience’s response that matters the most.

Atul Kulkarni
Awards are important for all directors because they improve your working conditions. You’re only as good as your last film, so if you get prizes or large audiences, then you get more money for your next film.

Michael Haneke
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
When you do what I do, there are a lot of institutions that give you awards. I’ve gotten maybe 20 medals. They’re glorious, and there’s a spirit behind them. But sometimes they give you this dreadful modern glass thing. I wish everyone could afford a loving cup.

Michael Graves
I don’t know when acting came to be more about awards than about the work. Judging who’s better than the other person shouldn’t be part of why we’re doing this job. It should be about entertaining people.

Anna Paquin
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
The Hollywood Film Awards were really stressful. It was the biggest press line I’d ever seen.

Lupita Nyong’o
I want my films to make money first. Awards and all can come later.

Fahadh Faasil
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
Especially when it comes to something like the awards, I find it kind of baffling that ‘True Blood’ has been snubbed so many times given the incredible range of acting they have on there; I mean, incredible storytelling and the incredible production values.

Denis O’Hare
With all the awards I’ve won, you’d think that I’d at least be able to make a living. It’s a really terrible situation.

Ellen Burstyn
As a director on ‘The Office,’ there’s a tremendous weight that comes with directing features. I was being asked to direct a show that had already won an Emmy for Best Comedy. Steve Carell and the cast had already won the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards.

Harold Ramis
The Spirit Awards are great too, they’ll say anything because they’re not televised. Another great drinking night.

William H. Macy
I would like to address the issue of farmers through my craft – my films. But, the sad part is that such films win awards but don’t get any rewards at the BO.

Nana Patekar
Black music is too big and too powerful not to have its own awards show.

Don Cornelius
It’s always lovely to win trophies, have nice things said about you, and be nominated for individual awards. But I feel I can give more – a lot more – to both Lyon and England, and that is definitely my focus.

Lucy Bronze
You can only make the work that you have to make. And I am old enough now to know that I can’t start making shows that are going to win awards. That way madness lies.

John Tiffany
My audiences are giving me awards every day.

Prosenjit Chatterjee
For years, fiscally conservative advocacy groups were giving then-Republican representative Justin Amash awards, praise, and donations. Now that he’s an independent, however, many of those same groups are snubbing him entirely.

Kat Timpf
I win my awards at the box office.

Cecil B. DeMille
I loved all awards shows growing up, but of course, the Oscars was the biggest one.

Billy Eichner
If the awards buzz is happening, and it’s coming from critics and people in the business and all of that, that’s only more good news.

J. K. Simmons
I am happy. I have won many awards, but it is the national award that I was waiting for. This means everything to me.

Remo D’Souza
Going to the Academy Awards is something I remember since I was six, when I went with my mom for the first time, 14 with my dad, you know, and there I am, at 22, 23, whatever I was, sitting next to my mom. You know, and then again, there with my dad. Like, there’s a beauty to it, and I care deeply about film history.

Laura Dern
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
We think accolades are nice, awards are great, but we make music for the people.

We have a lot to be thankful for in 2019; we’re so appreciative to have received the awards we have this year, and of course we are very thankful to everyone who loves K-pop and supports our music.

Playing my music to fans and people enjoying it is what matters; that makes me happy as an artiste. If you start worrying about awards, you will lose your creativity.

DJ Snake
Happiness does not come from football awards. It’s terrible to correlate happiness with football. Happiness comes from a good job, being able to feed your wife and kids. I don’t dream football, I dream the American dream – two cars in a garage, be a happy father.

Barry Sanders
I have a certain tradition here at the GQ awards. Every year I pick the best-looking man and bestow upon him my kiss.

Ksenia Sobchak
Actually, no, because awards don’t spark sales as much as you’d think.

Chantal Kreviazuk
It’s crucial that I kind of keep up, without drifting into the backslapping land of cliche and lifetime achievement awards.

Robert Plant
My awards are lovely. I love to show them off.

Doris Roberts
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
Live TV is the future. It’s the only way you can beat the DVRing of America. Everything is DVRed, and no one watches stuff when it’s on. Awards shows and sports are watched when they’re broadcast.

Craig Zadan
I don’t expect to win awards while working in films.

Fahadh Faasil
Among all the ‘awards’ that I have hitherto collected, I consider the title of ‘patita’ or ‘fallen woman’ to be the highest. This is an achievement of my long-struggling life as a writer and as a woman.

Taslima Nasrin
I am successful if I manage to make a film that I want and if it works emotionally for the audience and if it stays with them after the screening and means something for them. Awards or money have symbolic power.

Jasmila Zbanic
I never expected to win Young Player or Player of the Season because there is some fantastic competition – Ruben Neves at Wolves, James Maddison at Norwich, and Tom Cairney here at Fulham. To win those two awards is a special feeling.

Ryan Sessegnon
I once hosted the Butcher Shop of the Year Awards. There’s nothing like performing to the personification of the phrase a ‘sausage fest’ to hammer home how you’ve hit the big time.

Ellie Taylor
Our awards are selected by a jury of media and fans. It’s a blended vote, which is a very unique process. That’s what we’ve found works best for this industry, to have gamers and publications vote on it.

Geoff Keighley
Awards for arts, where you make comparisons, don’t make much sense.

Viggo Mortensen
The record company felt wisely that we should get something out before I left ‘Hamilton’ or around awards time, and that deadline was not easy.

Leslie Odom, Jr.
I think awards are good for the movie. They can bring a new audience to the movie. I’ve always claimed that things like that don’t get you work. Work gets you work. That’s my blue-collar, protestant work ethic.

Frances McDormand
Awards do not pay the mortgage.

Kevin Chamberlin
The biggest problem with the national sports awards in India is that the selection committee which the government appoints every year does not have any real powers.

P. T. Usha
Twice is a group with nine members who have all struggled in their own way to get where they are. We know we are so lucky to have the awards we’ve won, and to be a well-known group.

The three of us just try put our heads down and stay creative. The awards truly are just cake. It’s one of those things that you never expect, but getting the head nod from either the fans or your peers, that’s the ultimate compliment.

Hillary Scott
For all of the achievements and awards, to be able to retire as a Raider ranks highest among all of those.

Nnamdi Asomugha
If we win trophies, we have the chance to win individual awards because it comes with the team targets.

Fernando Torres
A lot of times, we believe what the media says about us or what our awards or accolades say about us instead of what God says about us.

I directed ‘Death in the Gunj’ which released in 2017. It got very good reviews and a few awards but did not do well at the box-office. But I’m not bothered. I made the film that I wanted to make. It was not a film for everyone.

Konkona Sen Sharma
I’m rather fond of my awards.

Ruskin Bond
I watch the Cannes awards ceremony because I relate more to the films that are competing in Cannes than the ones competing for the Oscars.

Gaspar Noe
I’ve been working every year since I started acting, and I got many awards before I won the Oscar for ‘The Queen.’

Helen Mirren
Over the years, people have asked me, ‘Do you think there should be a separate category for acting in the digital realm? Or hybrid sort of awards for digital characters?’ and so on. And I’ve always really maintained that I don’t believe so.

Andy Serkis
I could have a roomful of awards and it wouldn’t mean beans.

Bobby Darin
I approached writing a story for the CBC Literary Awards as a mercenary venture – $5,000 for one story, not bad. Now, how do you win it? Jurors are wading through skyscrapers of paper, looking for one story that stands out.

Michael Winter
The industry has a standard way of judging actors: they do ten films, they get X price, and they get this number of awards, seen at page three parties and all that – that is how they measure success. I don’t do it like that.

Ram Gopal Varma
Something happens when you become an elder rock & roller and you’re still functioning. People start to give you awards and recognize achievements. It’s the life achievement period of your career.

Geddy Lee
I’ve never been a fan of individual awards because football is such a team sport. There’s so many things that goes into making plays. It’s about teammates trusting one another and working together.

Troy Polamalu
Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.

Jesse Owens
Many people don’t know that all Grammy awards are not created equal. An unspoken hierarchy exists in many circles, and some categories are more respected than others.

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
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
If I’m lucky enough to be involved in the Academy Awards in the future, I’ll just let people make up their decision without being involved in any politics. Because it shouldn’t involve that.

Peter Jackson
The success of a film at the box office will ensure happiness to the entire unit, but individual awards are like vitamin shots that will help boost the morale of an actor.

Akkineni Nagarjuna
Sometimes our awards process can be very political in terms of just driving personal agendas, and I think we forget.

Jaleel White
People go into science out of curiosity, not to win awards. But scientists are human and have ambitions.

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
My kids can’t eat awards.

I have an awards cabinet in my studio where I keep my eight Oscars, my 11 Grammys, my seven Golden Globes, and my Tony Award.

Alan Menken
This is why it’s hard to talk about winning awards. You can’t do it without sounding like a tool.

Ryan North
I don’t think about awards when I set out to do something. If that happens, it’s great.

Peter Berg
Except that awards are competitive, which is a negative thing, they are wonderful for singling out deserving individuals and bringing their work to the attention of many potential readers who might otherwise have been totally unaware of them.

Joyce Carol Oates
I’ve always found it embarrassing to receive awards.

Sam Shepard
The music business is filled with some nice people but a lot of strange people, so when you come across someone who’s really genuine at an environment as bizarre as an awards show, you typically gravitate to them.

Jack Antonoff
I use my awards as doorstops. Others are in the office or in little cubbyholes in our library – they go between the books, because they actually look like arty pieces.

Helen McCrory
If I can work with Shyam Benegal and Yash Chopra together, who are the kings of art house and commercial cinema and win awards for both of them then it means I have placed myself everywhere.

Divya Dutta
Whether I am going in the right direction or not is determined not just by awards but also by the kind of films I do and their success.

Atul Kulkarni
My father was a low-budget monster movie maker, so he made classics like ‘The Crater Lake Monster.’ There were always creatures around. And my dad was a huge fan of Ray Harryhausen. One of our neighbors, who went on to win several Academy Awards, was close friends with my dad. His name is Phil Tippett.

Robert Stromberg
You can get money, and you can win awards, and you can be on magazines, but that’s not going to make you happy.

Jacob Anderson
A lot of people always see the EDM DJs as button pushers, especially when deadmau5 came up with that term. Well actually I started out as a hip-hop DJ and I won several awards in Holland for my skills.

When I was younger, Brits night was a big night and I cared deeply who was going to win the awards, who was going to perform. I used to listen on the radio and used to have all the nominations written down in my look book and write who won each one. I really, really cared.

Vick Hope
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
I’m not winning any modeling awards, I’m not a Rhodes Scholar, but I genuinely feel that if you’re taking time out of your day and your energy to comment on my art, then I got your attention.

Iliza Shlesinger
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
Defensive awards and accolades aside, to have your jersey retired puts you in a position where you’ll be known forever.

Scottie Pippen
Either we want to have segregation or integration. And if we don’t want segregation, then we need to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the Image Awards, where you’re only awarded if you’re black.

Stacey Dash
Performing at the TMCF Awards Gala is so exciting.

Andra Day
What upset me was that after ‘Saawariya,’ which came after the awards and rewards of ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam,’ ‘Devdas’ and ‘Black,’ I was written off, almost hounded out of the industry.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali
My goals have changed throughout my life. At one time it was winning awards, selling out concert dates, selling more albums than anyone else. Now, my goals are to see my grandchildren grown, live a long and healthy life with my family and friends and travel the world.

Reba McEntire
The two moments that I felt the most nervous in my entire life were when I first had reading rehearsal for ‘G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra’ and when I was at the Academy Awards ceremony.

Lee Byung-hun
To be honest, I’ve always been really interested in the role of the host, whether it’s our kind of Billy Crystal-style traditional awards show host or when you have someone like Louis C.K. or a more edgy stand-up comedian do their take on a hosting role.

Andy Biersack
I believe that if I don’t take care of my family as a great leader and husband and father, I could have all kinds of accolades and awards and a big mantle up there or something with a bunch of statuettes, but if my children don’t respect me, if I haven’t been a good husband, then that’s all a joke to me.

Israel Houghton
I met Joan Allen at an L.A. Film Critics Awards’ dinner, and I said, ‘I want to write a movie for you.’

Rod Lurie
It is kind of nice for when people appreciate what you have done, but I would not base my career on awards because they are mostly popular awards and not talent-oriented awards.

Raveena Tandon
I remember watching the Tony Awards as a young girl, thinking I would never get that far but, in my heart, wanting so badly to perform on Broadway and defy the expectations of my small town.

Taylor Louderman
I think what’s more important to The Prodigy is that, whatever number your album goes in at, or the single, or however many plays it gets, or doesn’t get, or awards you get, or don’t get; our reward, as a band, is to write the best album we can and then go to Download festival and rip it to pieces.

Keith Flint
I used to only worry about the #1’s and all of the awards. But that was a long time ago.

Wynonna Judd
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
Because Olivia Newton-John wasn’t from Nashville, they didn’t like her winning our awards. I’ve got no complaints.

Loretta Lynn
I don’t like individual awards because this is a team sport, and the coaches try to promote the collective.

Julen Lopetegui
I just cannot fathom the criteria and the eligibility for awards as there is an ocean of difference between the state and national awards.

Padmapriya Janakiraman
The sort of lifetime achievement stuff that I’m getting now is kind of like Tom Sawyer’s funeral because they all know I’m sick. I am getting buildings named after me and awards and stuff.

Sam Simon
‘Heirs’ is really a good drama. Everyone put out their heart and soul into this series, from the actors to the whole staff. That’s why I think we won awards for this drama.

Lee Min-ho
The MTV Video Awards were never about the video, but about the song. Most of the time it was just to glorify people for the wrong reason.

Michel Gondry
My goal was never to win awards. Mine was let me get to a place where I don’t have to work. I don’t have to do anything I don’t want to.

Ed O’Neill
I know the Academy Awards are all about the art, and love, of movie making. But I have to say, my favorite part is the dresses!

Ashlan Gorse Cousteau
See, the SAG awards caught me totally by surprise.

Patricia Clarkson
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
I grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, watching the Tony Awards on TV. Not just ‘watching’ the Tony Awards on TV – I would record them on a VHS tape and bring them in to school and show them to the other kids.

Jonathan Groff
Sometimes earning awards doesn’t matter as much as earning revenue or profit, or having a good response from the audience. No matter how many awards you win, if you can’t earn any profit from your movie, if the audience doesn’t like it, then it doesn’t matter how many awards you get.

Stephen Chow
When I occasionally indulge in sort of a ‘look back’ at highlights, it’s so interesting – it almost never comes from an image on a set or even the Academy Awards. It’s almost always a family trip or meeting and falling in love with Cheryl.

Ron Howard
I have won so many awards including the Padma Shri and Arjuna Award. But all these awards do not carry the kind of prestige they did once.

P. T. Usha
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
When I was young, I really wanted to be a part of the end-of-year awards shows, but now that I’m actually there, it feels weird. I used to go to church and ended the year with a prayer, but now I spend it with people I’m not very familiar with at an award show, and I wonder if it’s something I should be doing.

Park Bo-gum
Awards season is always a huge amount of fun whether you’re a part of it or not. It’s always really exciting seeing what films are coming and a lot of new talent as well.

Kate Winslet
I compose music for films, and by the grace of God, I’ve got a few awards. That’s it.

A. R. Rahman
I remember liking the MTV awards when I was a kid.

Michael Che
The reason most comedies don’t win awards is that the filmmakers put the comedy first. This means you have to create a story around the jokes.

Paul Feig
Americans are always mortified when I tell them this, but in England, it’s a tradition to put your plaques and photographs and awards and gold records and stuff in your bathroom. I don’t know why.

I love New York. I went to New York to become an actress, and I did it. And I won all the awards known to man. And I’m happy. And I came home. I came, I saw, I conquered. And it feels great.

Elaine Stritch
I’ve been nominated for Academy Awards, I know what I’m doing.

John Singleton
I’m not trying to win individual awards.

Chris Webber
Science is the quintessential international endeavour, and the sterling reputation of the Nobel awards is partly due to the widely-perceived lack of national and other biases in the selection of the laureates.

John O’Keefe
I’d made this film called ‘This Little Life,’ and it went round the fests and won awards and did well.

Sarah Gavron
My friend made me a leather dress for the MTV awards. It gives you confidence, wearing something you love.

Cat Deeley
Sometimes in entertainment, when people have done the Academy Awards – like, for example, in ‘The Bodyguard’ – I just didn’t believe it; it didn’t feel authentic.

Ryan Murphy
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 win.

Mariska Hargitay
I’m not really an awards person. I’ve got a couple of gongs over my time, but I tend to be snubbed anyway for some reason.

Anthony Warlow
One of the first country artists I got to work with was Carrie Underwood at the Grammy Awards.

The room is full of such talent. It’s a beautiful thing about the SAG Awards. It’s the most rewarding room to be in as an actor.

Julianna Margulies
Awards shows are my greatest inducement to get back into shape.

Jane Kaczmarek
Our statement’s on the screen. Awards won’t make it better, and a lack of awards won’t make it worse.

Dee Rees
I don’t care about awards. I want to make money. I want to own a business.

Ryan Kavanaugh
Awards do get you ‘that profile,’ but then you have to do the rest of the work – it’s not just a case of ‘now you don’t have to do anything.’

Georgina Campbell
I feel a bit uncomfortable talking about awards.

Timothy Spall
The people I idolized I saw once a year on the Tony Awards. I would buy the cassette tapes of the various Broadway shows and scour the photos inside the recording package. That’s how I exposed myself to the arts – New York and professional theater felt like a very distant thing.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Awards are for young people. They just are.

Garth Brooks
The awards world can be ridiculous, but I’m not one to bash it. I love awards! When I’ve been nominated for Emmys and when I won my DGA Award, I couldn’t have been happier. I always liked getting a gold star in class.

Paul Feig
I pay attention when the Academy Awards come around. I haven’t watched them in a while, but I used to watch them religiously when I was a kid.

Alex Ebert
It may sound strange to say it of someone so famous, but I think Leonardo DiCaprio is underrated, particularly from an awards perspective. He is a very versatile actor. He started very young, and ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?’ is one of my favourite films.

Will Poulter
I was presenting the Baftas live on BBC1, and as I skipped down the steps on to the stage at the start, I felt my heel clip the edge of the last step. Fortunately there was just a stumble, but one centimetre more and that could have been the most dramatic entrance of any awards host.

Angus Deayton
Honors and awards are very interesting, and I truly accept them. I have very high regard for what they mean. What they mean is that they’re pointing to the work.

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
I met Heinlein after ‘The Forever War’ had won the Hugo and Nebula Awards. He shook my hand and said he loved the book so much, he’d read it three times.

Joe Haldeman
Nearly every industry in America, from carbon trading to bricklaying, hosts its own back-slapping awards night.

David Sax
It was pretty insane to play the Grammy Awards and looking out in the audience and seeing rock royalty – Bono and Paul McCartney. It was crazy.

I did not know about awards. I just wanted to break the world record and the Olympic record.

Milkha Singh
If we win trophies, it is the most important thing. Of course, it’s good for a player to win individual awards and I will never say I don’t want to be the best player in the league or I don’t want to be the PFA Player of the Season.

Bruno Fernandes
I do have at home the most ridiculous number of awards for what I have done, which is nice in terms of being patted on the back, yet it does cure you of caring about what other people say about you. Ultimately, you must have your own standard of what is good enough.

John Lloyd
It’s easy to hurl abuse at those awards ceremonies like the Oscars and all that, which we tend to do. We tend to vent our anger at things which we feel are unjust or undeserving. But when you’re the recipient, it makes it a lot different.

Jeff Beck
Toilets are the best place for awards.

Tom Walker
When we were at the CMT Awards this year, Robert Plant was there. What an icon, I love him… But I can’t go up and speak to him, because I don’t want to seem like a goob.

Jennifer Nettles
I think there’s a lot of factors that go into the whole awards thing. I’ve never been that big a fan of it.

Dean Devlin
My dad founded the ‘Rancho Santa Fe Times’ and won a lot of journalism awards.

Chris Hillman
Do awards change careers? Well, I haven’t heard of many stories where that’s the case. It’s a fun excuse to meet colleagues and celebrate people who’ve done well that year in certain people’s eyes, and it’s nothing more than that.

Benedict Cumberbatch
You don’t learn from successes; you don’t learn from awards; you don’t learn from celebrity; you only learn from wounds and scars and mistakes and failures. And that’s the truth.

Jane Fonda
I’ve always said about awards that they’re meaningless until you win one, and then they’re best thing in the world. The other thing about awards is that they engender respect from areas where it might never have come from without it.

Jacki Weaver
I used to give out Mickey Mouse awards to people. I like Mickey Mouse because he represented certain values. He invested in people, was good to his friends and hard on his enemies. Once a year, I would have our management team from each division come to an offsite, and I would talk about Mickey Mouse.

Bernard L. Schwartz
The Nobel Prizes are much more than awards to scholars; they are a celebration of civilization, of mankind, and of what makes humans unique – that is their intellect from which springs creativity.

Stanley B. Prusiner
I don’t like to sit and bask in my own awards. Awards represent artistic death to me.

Paula Cole
‘A Different World’ didn’t have the blazing success that ‘Cosby’ had, but it was on for seven seasons, and we got a lot of awards, and a lot of faces came out of that show and have had great careers.

Warren Littlefield
Normally sports day is once a year for kids, where you have fun, and everybody is jostling. For us, making movies is like having sports day everyday: competing with each other, doing your best. It’s like that except we don’t get awards every day in our sports day.

Takashi Miike
When I die, it’s going to read, ‘Game Show Fixture Passes Away.’ Nothing about the theater, or Tony Awards, or Emmys. But it doesn’t bother me.

Charles Nelson Reilly
I think it’s my nature to – every time I hear about an award or a nomination, it makes me realize how much I must’ve been losing before, because I was not aware that every major city had these critics’ awards.

Jesse Eisenberg
Though MSV and Ramamurthi have been bestowed with many honours,it is sad that they were not considered for national honours like the Padma awards.

J. Jayalalithaa
The long journey I’ve taken from where I started, and to end up at the Governors Awards as a governor – it was an emotional and powerful moment for me.

Roger Ross Williams
I always see my music for its rewards rather than its awards. But I always thought if there was one award I’d want to win, it would be the Mercury.

Benjamin Clementine
One motivation for the ‘Soul Train’ awards was the grumbling that all of us in the industry have heard about the way black music tends to be viewed as a secondary phenomenon by the other awards shows.

Don Cornelius
My first time ever on the Tony Awards was in 1984, the year of ‘The Rink.’

Scott Ellis
The BRIT awards is a really great occasion, especially for us Brits, because it shows the talent and support coming from our country.

I did ‘Ponthan Mada’ with Laboni Sarkar, which had won many awards.

I find awards frivolous. When I began my career, I was told that I deserved an award for a certain performance, but then I couldn’t turn up on the day of the show. Then I was told that the award went to someone else. That’s when I realised the truth behind it all.

Emraan Hashmi
The first time I arrived in Hollywood for the Grammy Awards, I thought I’d bump into people who mattered, such as Ry Cooder or Randy Newman. I was disappointed to see the people I’d always thought of as pop stars. They would charge around the stage rather than enjoy the music.

Chris Rea
It’s always fun to think about winning an award. I thought about winning awards when I was a little girl. Everybody wants to win an award for something.

Leslie Mann
I am never disappointed in life in not getting any awards: it is the movies which keep me going, not the awards.

Padmapriya Janakiraman
Just because you’ve made a couple movies, you’ve done some good movies, you’ve been nominated for some Academy Awards, whatever, nobody’s entitled. It’s a business. If they don’t see it, I can think they’re wrong, but I’m not entitled to a $15 million budget to make a film.

Edward Norton
As independent filmmakers, we are actually deeply dependent on each other. The Spirit Awards are a public expression of those bonds, the intricate set of relationships and histories that we filmmakers depend on to make our most personal work.

Ira Sachs
I was on the set of ‘Braveheart’ and my mate says to me, ‘Do you think this film will be any good?’ And I really meant this, too, I told him ‘Let me put it this way – It won’t win any awards.’ Cut to: five Oscars.

Peter Mullan
I’ve done commercials and won awards, but I know that this won’t last forever.

Eric Nam
India and Indian film industry is very generous, they embrace people from all over the world and make them into stars, give them awards, and huge recognition.

Koena Mitra
I would honestly say that with all the awards and all the other things that I’ve done in my life, Dollywood is one of the greatest dreams that I’ve ever had come true – I am so proud of that I can’t even begin to tell you, Dollywood is real special to me.

Dolly Parton
I don’t need any more awards.

Davy Jones
If I go to an awards ceremony, I wear a suit, of course I do. I am proud to be there. If there are young kids looking at pictures of me, I want them to feel that they should long for the opportunity to go somewhere really smart and wear a beautiful suit, rather than to reject that.

Tinie Tempah
I would like to have won a Tony, I guess, because I have always thought of myself as a theater person. But I’ve won my share of awards, so I don’t worry about it.

Stephen Schwartz
There’s been many highs throughout my international career which I’ll always remember with fondness, including my debut against Northern Ireland, winning two international player of the year awards, and my hat-trick in Malta.

Robert Snodgrass
I saw singer Pink doing aerial flips during one of her performances at Grammy Awards. It got me inspired, and I started doing it, too. It has made me very flexible. I couldn’t even touch my toes a few years ago, but now I find myself to be extremely fit.

Pooja Hegde
The reality is that we have all these awards and all these festivals that give out awards, so you sort of go, ‘okay, well, people liked the film, and I think it’s a good film, and it’s up for an award – well, I guess it should win the award then.’

Guy Pearce
Awards sell tickets, and they’re a clever publicity stunt.

Tony Randall
I do want to sell as many records and win as many awards as I can. The awards though, they don’t necessarily determine if you’re good or not. I know that now.

Anthony Hamilton