2. SOUNDBITE (English) Lady Gaga/Actress-Recording Artist, on channeling painful memories for the role:
"When I decided I wanted to go out into the world and make it as a musician, I believed in myself. And there was nothing that could stop me. So, I had to really reframe a lot of things in my mind and my heart. And I had to go back to places and into trauma, and face things that I didn't want to face for years and years and years. And I owe a lot of that to Bradley and trusting him to be vulnerable, and also to, you know, Elizabeth Kemp and Susan Batson, my acting teachers that were there, you know, they really helped me to go to the nectar of where I am, and reawaken things that I wanted to be asleep for a long time. And when you reawaken those things and you get to set, and they fly right out of you, it's like - it's like alchemy. It's, it's it's, it's chemistry and it's authentic and real and I'm very grateful and I'm so excited and proud also of Bradley's win this evening for best director and Sam Elliott's win for best supporting actor."
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Bradley Cooper/Actor-Director, on taking a chance:
"I think ultimately, it's love. You know, I love this medium so much that that's superseded the immense fear of failure and humiliation I had."
4. Viggo Mortensen talking to reporter
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Viggo Mortensen/Actor, on the controversy of the role
"And I was nervous about it to be honest. I'm not Italian-American. I am from New York, but I'm not from the Bronx, and I'm not Italian-American. There's a lot of good Italian-American actors out, including from this city. So, I was nervous about it. But Pete Farrelly talked me into it, and I'm glad I wasn't a coward about it and took it on because I had a great experience."