50 Total Quotes

Tom O'Neil Quotes

We see beauty punished in show business all the time. These people who have everything else — beauty, fame, paycheck gold — are being denied the trophy from their peers because something has to be withheld.
Tom O'Neil
#Beauty

The people's choice awards just don't have the same legitimacy. In the end, people believe the experts, because they're the ones who know best.
Tom O'Neil
#Awards

If I were betting on it, I'd say he could probably pull it off.
Tom O'Neil
#Betting

It has the most nominations, and it won all the early awards. It's a big screen epic with A-list stars.
Tom O'Neil
#Awards

Stewart was helplessly miscast, to put it in Hollywood terms. He presided with some dignity and class and coolness, but he will not be invited back.
Tom O'Neil
#Class

In some ways, your Oscar speech is as important as the movie performance that got you the award. It's your chance to live forever in showbiz history. Or bore them to tears and come off as selfish and pampered.
Tom O'Neil
#Performance

It's one thing to thank your mother, or someone who helped get your first job so you didn't have to sleep in your car. Hilary Swank gave one of the best speeches (for 1999's Boys Don't Cry) by staying personal. But who wants to hear a list of attorneys?
Tom O'Neil
#Mother

Everyone in the world is picking Reese Witherspoon but me. I'm betting on the last-movie-seen theory. When there are upsets at the Oscars, they tend to be obscure movies that were probably the last DVD screener on the Academy's stack.
Tom O'Neil
#Theory

That's a brilliant ploy because they can get in so much more material than just awards presentations.
Tom O'Neil
#Awards

People know there's a lot of raw emotion in divorce, and that while this is something totally new to politics in New Jersey, that may be what we're seeing.
Tom O'Neil
#Divorce

It's not usual that we see so much fresh talent, so much new blood nominated for so many awards, ... But both shows provide some of the best viewing on TV.
Tom O'Neil
#Awards

People feel like they can relate more to TV stars,
Tom O'Neil
#People

Because of cable, all the awards shows have dropped in the ratings, but the popularly chosen ones have dropped even further,
Tom O'Neil
#Awards

The faulty premise here among the disciples of 'Passion' is that the movie was worthy,
Tom O'Neil
#Passion

There he is dancing naked at 3 in the morning, stoned, hauled off after the cops make him put his pants on. And while he paid only a $50 fine that night, he's paying a much steeper price in his career.
Tom O'Neil
#Dancing

When they snub 'E.T.' in favor of 'Gandhi,' it's a salute to the noble ideas and high-mindedness and values of Gandhi. It's not a sincere belief that that was the best film of the year.
Tom O'Neil
#Ideas

This year, thank God, seems back to normal. The show will go on in its old tradition, forgoing the seriousness of last year. They'll be going back to having fun.
Tom O'Neil
#God

I think people don't know the difference. We in the media are savvy, but once [the public] gets beyond the big names, they don't know what the difference is.
Tom O'Neil
#Media

I think finally it will get its due, because it's part three. It's like a Hollywood ending to a great Hollywood story,
Tom O'Neil
#Ending

It doesn't exist ... [these awards] are a game.
Tom O'Neil
#Awards

They're hugged and slapped at the same time for what makes them so marketable. Hollywood is a sick, hypocritical place.
Tom O'Neil
#Hollywood

I think the wild card few people are taking seriously is 'Moulin Rouge.
Tom O'Neil
#People

His shyness is hurting him. He is pulling out of public appearances lately and it's been widely noticed. He's been pulling back when he should be campaigning.
Tom O'Neil
#Shyness

It has all the elements that the Globe voters like. It has an important social message. It has A-list stars. It's part of the public debate.
Tom O'Neil
#Elements

It's out front early ... and sometimes it can hurt to be too far out front, too early.
Tom O'Neil
#Hurt

The guild nominations shook up the entire race with 'Crash' coming through on all the lists. Now, it looks like it will be a strong best picture contender.
Tom O'Neil
#Race

There should be a compromise between having good, clean teeth for television and not looking freakish. But they take it to an extreme.
Tom O'Neil
#Compromise

A smile is the most important expression a star can make. If the smile is a 200-watt smile, it's extraordinary. It's become a cosmetic necessity for the fancy folk. It's now more noticeable when you meet a star up close who doesn't have it.
Tom O'Neil
#Expression

Lost' and 'Desperate Housewives' revitalized broadcast television, which is the business of the vast majority of Emmy voters, and they appreciate that,
Tom O'Neil
#Business

Lost' and 'Desperate Housewives' revitalized broadcast television, which is the business of the vast majority of Emmy voters, and they appreciate that.
Tom O'Neil
#Business