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“The kilt is wool. Hot or cold I’m very comfortable.” _ “Brave” co-director and co-writer Mark Andrews, on his plans to wear a kilt to the Oscars.

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“My youngest son is here with me because he’s going to take me to these events so it looks like I have a date, you know what I mean… He’s happy to join me on a lot of these things so it’s not Sally plus none.” _ Supporting actress nominee Sally Field on her date for the show.

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“I would like to change the fashion protocol. Since these shows are in January and February, I wish it was a contest for who had the best cashmere sweater and warm boots. I’m not getting any traction on that.” _ Helen Hunt, nominated for supporting actress for “The Sessions,” on her red-carpet approach.

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“It feels like the first time all over again.” _ Oscar winner Steven Spielberg on the 12 nominations for “Lincoln.”

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“It’s great when it’s mixed up and it’s not just always the same people from every awards ceremony categorically over and over again.” _ Best Actress nominee Naomi Watts on how the 2012 Oscars feature some surprise nominees.

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AP Entertainment Writers Anthony McCartney and Sandy Cohen contributed to this report.