Hathaway got bit choked up explaining what she meant in her acceptance speech when she said "It came true."
"I had a dream, and it came true. And that can happen. And that's wonderful. And so, that was all I was saying was that it can and it did."
Best supporting actor
"Django Unchained" actor Christoph Waltz was at a loss for words to describe the feeling of winning his second best supporting actor Oscar.
"I was on a list with greatest actors around, with Robert De Niro, with Alan Arkin, with Tommy Lee Jones with Philip Seymour Hoffman. How do you think someone feels when all of a sudden his name is called in that context? I can't tell you. I'm sorry."
The Tarantino movie broke box office records for a western, but Waltz said he pays little attention to how much money a movie makes.
"I'm just an actor, I am not an accountant. I love this movie, not for being the highest grossing one. I love this movie because it's a fabulous, exciting piece of entertainment with a really deep message. So, I'm glad that it's popular because this is what the box office reflects. But the money, sorry, I do something else."
Ang Lee suggested the Oscar he won for director "Life of Pi" should help him raise the big money needed to make more films heavy in visual effects. Computer generated visual effects and 3D offer "a very new cinematic language," but "it's too expensive," Lee said.
"Once it gets cheaper and easier, more filmmakers are going to dive into that and create something more and more interesting. And that language will establish the audience in the future. I see there's a quite brilliant future and I will try it again if I can afford it."
Best original song
Best original song Oscar winner Adele talked about being just two awards away from the grand slam of the entertainment industry -- the EGOT. Only 11 people have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award.
"Maybe I'll do like an HBO special like Beyonce did (and win and Emmy.) And then a Tony, I'm not so sure. That may be one day maybe someone might want me to do a musical. ... That's not in my probability for the moment."
Best original screenplay
Quentin Tarantino was his usual exuberant self backstage after winning the best original screenplay Oscar for "Django Unchained." He declared that he is an "international filmmaker."
"The way I look at it is, I'm not an American filmmaker. I'm an American and I'm a filmmaker. But I make movies for the planet Earth. And I have since the very beginning with 'Reservoir Dogs.' I went all around the planet Earth, pretty much, for a whole year promoting it and doing all that, and I've been doing that ever since. And so, to me, America is just another market. I make my movies for Earth."
Actor David Arquette was playing the role of reporter backstage, covering it for Howard Stern's radio show. His questions left more than a few journalists wondering about his new career choice.
"Are you excited about the possibility of a black pope?" Arquette asked Christoph Waltz.
Waltz wasn't thrown. "It would be an exciting thing. I am a very adamant non-racist. I don't care whether the pope is black or white or whatever color."
The press room moderator eventually shut Arquette down, refusing to call on him for more questions.