Academy Award Winner Marlee Matlin:
"Not only did I cry, I sat there with my mouth hanging open at the bravery of Marion's performance. If they give her the Oscar on Academy Award night, they might as well throw the Kodak Theatre in with it. She deserves it all."
Ellen Huang, former film executive who created Queer Lounge:
"Marion Cotillard gave one of the most inspired performances ever — yeah, maybe even better than Meryl Streep!"
Jill Bennett, out actress:
Best Actress: "With absolute certainty, Marion Cotillard in La Vie en Rose — a tour-de-force performance, one of my favorites of the last five years easily. As much as I love Ellen Page, [Cotillard] blows away the competition in her category."