2012 quotes include the best lines from the 84th Annual Academy Awards ceremony. Each year, Oscar hosts and presenters utter amusing jokes and one-liners. Sometimes these lines are funny -- sometimes they aren't. With Billy Crystal back as the host of the Oscars this year (for the ninth time, no less), expect some hilarity to ensue. Crystal's opening Oscar monologues tend to be really memorable and genuinely funny, if not a little safe. His song parody at the 64th Annual Academy Awards of "The Prince of Tides" was an instant classic. Enjoy this list of the most hilarious quotes at the 2012 Academy Awards, and be sure to vote up the lines you thought were the best of the night.
The best Academy Awards quotes don't always come from the Oscar host or the presenters: Sometimes, the most hilarious lines come from the winners, during their acceptance speeches. Melissa Leo's (unintentionally funny) acceptance speech when she won Best Supporting Actress in 2011 for 'The Fighter' comes to mind. Her gratuitous dropping of the F-bomb is hard to forget, and it also led to other funny moments. When Christian Bale
won Best Supporting Actor (also for 'The Fighter'), he quipped, "Melissa... I'm not gonna drop the F-bomb like she did. I've done that plenty before."
Opportunities for funny Oscars quotes abound. Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, for example, are presenters, and they could very well steal the show with funny quotes. And if Jean Dujardin wins Best Actor for 'The Artist' at the 2012 Oscars
, there's almost a guarantee that he'll make a witty, charming acceptance speech. As long as he smiles that ridiculously awesome smile, he'll be great.
Of course, for every great, genuinely funny Oscars quote, there are a slew of really terrible ones. Sometimes, jokes just fall terribly flat. Case in point: Jude Law
's comment to Robert Downey Jr. at the 2011 Oscars. Law took a dig at Downey's rather colorful past as the two were presenting an award, telling him, "Your closest association with a superhero would've been in 2001 when you got busted in a cheap hotel with a woman dressed as Batgirl." Yikes. And sadly, everything 2011 Oscar co-host James Franco
said or did at the ceremonies just wasn't funny.
Take heart, Oscar fans! This list of funny 2012 Oscars quotes will likely be chock full of the greatest, most amusing lines ever uttered at any Academy Awards show, ever.