Quotes and quips from Golden Globes night

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Some reactions to the 65th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced tonight at a news conference held by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in Beverly Hills, Calif. ...

"I kinda didn't want to watch, it would just make me tense or nervous, so I went out to see a movie at four [o'clock] and I knew I wouldn't be home until it was announced. I knew if my phone was ringing when I walked into my hotel room that I would have won. And it was. Nobody calls a loser." — David Duchovny on how he learned he had won the Golden Globe for best actor in a TV series, musical or comedy for "Californication."

"There is not a star to be found." — Billy Bush of "Access Hollywood," on the Golden Globe nominees who stayed away from the event's strike-shortened news conference.

"This is a picture we love. It's finding its place in the U.S. and in movie history. We're thrilled." — James Schamus, co-president of Focus Features, whose film "Atonement" won the Golden Globe for best drama.

"We want to say to Jorge, we think you should be negotiating the writers' strike. Because if you can get 'Entertainment Tonight,' 'The Insider,' 'Inside Edition' and 'Extra' on one stage, you can do anything." — Dana Devon of "Extra," referring to Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Jorge Camara, who decided to have this year's winners announced by representatives of those and other shows.

"Rest assured that next year the Golden Globes will be back bigger and better than ever." — Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Jorge Camara wrapping up the 30-minute news conference that substituted for the strike-canceled Golden Globe Awards show.

"At the end of the day it's a woman imitating a man." — Billy Bush of "Access Hollywood," expressing surprise after announcing that Cate Blanchett had won the supporting actress award in a motion picture for her portrayal of Bob Dylan in "I'm Not There."

"Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press! It is a great honor to have been recognized with this award in a time when there are so many outstanding performances in this category." — Javier Bardem, in a statement e-mailed after learning he had won the supporting actor award in a motion picture for "No Country for Old Men."

"And yes, I yearn for the days of Jack Nicholson mooning the Golden Globes, Christine Lahti getting locked in the bathroom. But we have that for next year." — Mary Hart of "Entertainment Tonight," who announced some of this year's Golden Globe winners during the event's strike-shortened news conference.

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