Oscars: I’m thrilled, I’m proud, I’m honored, I’m tedious

Check out the gushy, uninteresting statements issued today by the nominees (posted elsewhere on this site) and your eyes will soon glaze over. A mere couple of examples:
“I am so thrilled to be nominated for something I loved working on every single day. I’m in such good company.” – Judi Dench, best actress contender for “Mrs. Henderson Presents.”
“Being nominated for an Oscar – and in such sterling company – is an honor, and I’m so proud to have been a part of Ang Lee’s ‘Brokeback Mountain’ team.” – Rodrigo Prieto, nominated for best cinematography for “Brokeback Mountain.”
And so on.
These are creative people — can’t they say something vaguely creative?
Props to Terrence Howard for breaking out of the rut. Nominated for Best Actor for “Hustle & Flow,” which also received a Best Song nomination for a number he absolutely nailed in the movie, he joked, “I wonder if that means I have to get up there and sing ‘It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp’?”
Access the quotes, only if you’ve had sufficient caffeine:

Nominee effluvium

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