"We really didn't expect to get any nominations. It's a film about a romance that celebrates innocence, really, and they are not films that get pushed for awards. So it's amazing. It really is."
-- Keira Knightley, nominated for best actress for "Pride & Prejudice"
"He allows you to be anything and everything and the best possible version of yourself, because he gives you nothing but time and nothing but patience to express yourself. He is very quiet and very careful, and he never interjects himself."
-- Michelle Williams, nominated for best supporting actress for "Brokeback Mountain," on working for director Ang Lee
"After I got the part, I called up [director] Duncan [Tucker] and said, 'Thank you so much. My God, I'm so honored, but I don't think you should cast me. ... You should cast a man. Everyone knows what's under my skirt....' And he said the movie is not about what is under your skirt, the movie is about what's in your heart."
-- Felicity Huffman, nominated for best actress for "Transamerica"
"I was out for two weeks [after a heart attack during the shoot].... My doctor didn't want me to go back to work because of too much stress, but I would be much more stressed watching another director finish my film."