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Quotes: Olivia Colman's Oscar, Miley Cyrus on marriage, Steve McQueen on racism

Olivia Colman with her Oscar

"It's genuinely quite stressful. This is hilarious. I got an Oscar! OK, I have to thank lots of people. If, by the way, I forget anybody I'm going to find you later and I'm going to give you all a massive snog and I'm really sorry if I might forget now."

A shocked Olivia Colman finds humour in the situation as she accepts the award for best actress at the 91st Oscars.

"The thing I have always felt about comedy is that it's an end in itself. It's perfectly respectable as an art form. It gets seen as a poor relative. It gets bumped to the back of the queue."

Stand-up Al Murray defends comedy against claims that it is not as much of an art form as film or music.

"God I hope so. I'd hate to think I'd never get to do something with Richard again. That would be torture."

Actress Melissa McCarthy says she will make sure she works with Richard E Grant again after the pair starred opposite one another in Will You Ever Forgive Me?

"There are no words right now... heartbroken over the loss of my Monkee brother, Peter Tork."

The Monkees' drummer, Micky Dolenz, pays tribute to the band's bassist, who died aged 77.

"I just find racism very funny and very stupid and very silly. It's absurd. I don't even know how to answer that question. If you have to get stupid to answer that question I would rather keep my intelligence if possible."

Director Steve McQueen responds to actor Liam Neeson revealing that, as a young man, he went looking for a black person to attack.

"A ruthless, fat-phobic misogynist shouldn't be posted all over the internet as a saint gone-too-soon. Talented for sure, but not the best person."

Presenter Jameela Jamil blasts designer Karl Lagerfeld a week after his death.

"He was a bully. I never had a problem standing up to him. I wasn't scared of him... We had a lot of fights. He was a very difficult boss. It was a fraught relationship."

Gwyneth Paltrow tells Variety that she wasn't afraid to stand her ground with Harvey Weinstein.

"We're redefining, to be f****** frank, what it looks like for someone that's a queer person like myself to be in a hetero relationship."

Singer and actress Miley Cyrus claims to Vanity Fair that her marriage to Liam Hemsworth is redefining what it means to be a modern couple.

"I've always been a lover of dance, but since becoming a mother I haven't done it nearly as much as I'd like to, and this show has re-inspired me to want to do that."

The Greatest Dancer's Cheryl admits motherhood stopped her dancing.

"To everybody up in Scotland, to my gran who is watching somewhere on telly: yes, gran, here we are. This is an absolute honour and a privilege."

Singer Tom Walker thanks his grandmother after securing the gong for British breakthrough act at the Brit Awards.

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