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(AP) - Quotes from Saturday night's 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles:

"What I found was tapioca pudding. I would use the tiniest little antique spoon and I would eat it with that so it would last longer. I could make it last an hour."- Matthew McConaughey backstage on his weight-loss plan to play his winning role in "Dallas Buyers Club."

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"I was just talking to June Squibb. She and my mother were in a play at the Cleveland Playhouse in 1957."- Dermot Mulroney, Screen Actors Guild nominee as a cast member of "August: Osage County."

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"I found the voice by working with transgender people. They really showed me the way. They were my mentors and it was through experimentation, trial and error and a lot of education. It was the role of a lifetime, obviously."- Jared Leto backstage after winning supporting actor for his role as a transsexual named Rayon in "Dallas Buyers Club."

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"I am so (expletive) thrilled. I hope the man with the button was there on time."- 82-year-old Rita Moreno upon accepting the SAG Awards lifetime achievement award.

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"I've loved the opportunity to learn about the fashion world and appreciate it as an art form, but I never want it to take over my acting."- Supporting actress winner Lupita Nyong'o backstage about being a fashion icon during awards season.

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"It's about persevering. We'll get there. The door is ajar. I'm saying we have to open that door some more. I don't think it will happen in my lifetime, I mean I'm 82."- Rita Moreno backstage on the struggle of Latinos to raise their profile in Hollywood.

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"I had a lot of fun doing it, but I had to speak Arabic and it's not my first language."- Robert De Niro backstage after sharing in the motion picture cast award for his role in "American Hustle."

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"I hope Australian customs will be kind to me."- Cate Blanchett backstage after winning leading actress honors on how she'll get her SAG and Golden Globe trophies home.


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