By People Staff
February 12, 2014 12:00 PM

“THIS IS DESSERT TIME. THIS IS BONUS TIME. YOU GO DO THE WORK ALL YEAR, AND YOU DON’T KNOW IF YOU’RE GOING TO BE AROUND THIS SEASON”

Matthew McConaughey on the Oscar race

“IT’S A GREAT EXCUSE TO DRESS UP”

Cate Blanchett on awards season

“I LOVE THE OPPORTUNITIES TO ADMIRE THE FASHION WORLD AND TO APPRECIATE IT AS AN ART FORM. BUT I NEVER WANT IT TO TAKE OVER MY ACTING”

–Lupita Nyong’o on becoming a style star

“FROM TIME TO TIME I GO ON A DIET. AND I STAND UP STRAIGHT. HONESTLY THAT’S THE SECRET. IT MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE”

–Helen Mirren on looking good for the red carpet

“IT DOESN’T ALWAYS COME OUT AS ELOQUENTLY AS YOU WOULD LIKE IN THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT”

–Jared Leto on making an acceptance speech

“WHEN I FIRST STARTED GOING TO THESE THINGS, I USED TO BUY A DRESS. ISN’T THAT AMAZING? NOBODY DOES THAT ANYMORE”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus on how styling the stars has changed

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