"My morning began with being pummeled like Kobe beef. And it's just gotten better and better." — Best actress winner Cate Blanchett on having the choice of three Armani dresses to choose from for the awards ceremony.
— Anthony McCartney — http://twitter.com/mccartneyAP .
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