Top 7 celebrity-parent quotes from the Golden Globes

There was a surprising number of great celebrity parent moments at the Golden Globe awards! Here are seven of our faves

When the hilariously irreverent host of the Golden Globes, Ricky Gervais, introduced presenter Natalie Portman, he let her have it for putting her 7-month-old baby Aleph first:

Last year, our next presenter won both a Golden Globe and an Oscar for her brilliant performance in Black Swan.This year, she took some time out to have a baby. Consequently, she’s been nominated for nothing. Really pathetic. But she’s learned that valuable lesson that all you already knew: never put family first. Please welcome the very foolish Natalie Portman!

Sounds like Gervais had a lot of fun with this one. It was one of the funniest moments of the night! (Next: Sarah Michelle Gellar! Who do you think chose her fabulous dress?)

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When E!’s Giuliana Rancic asked her how she picked this stunning Monique Lhuillier dress, Ringer star Sarah Michelle Gellar admitted she had a some help from one stylish toddler:

I had them all lined up, and I was working and my two-year-old walked in, looked at this dress and said, ‘Mama, wear this!’ So I put it on and said, ‘OK.’

She really went for it. She did the bag and shoes. We put out all the bags. I let her pick all of it.

Gellar went on to say her daughter Charlotte’s her best friend — even during the “terrible twos”:

She is my best friend…. She definitely has an opinion. My husband [Freddie Prinze Jr.] has an opinion too. It doesn’t mean I listen to it. I give her credit for this stuff, and I’m the boss on the others.

You tell ’em, Sarah!

Next: Tina Fey is certain her little Alice can work a red carpet

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When asked about her daughter, 6-year-old Alice, 30 Rock star Tina Fey (looking fabulous, just 5 months after giving birth to baby Penelope), said:

If my 6-year-old [Alice] were here, she would work this carpet bald. Yeah, she’s very feminine.

Fey looked very feminine herself in that stunning, very un-Liz-Lemon Oscar de la Renta gown!

Next: New dad Peter Dinklage was a little nervous

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Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage, clutching the award for Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie got some new-dad jitters when thanking his baby girl:

Thank you to…my wife Erica Schmidt and my lovely new daughter, who has her first babysitter tonight. So I’m a little nervous.

He then now-famously dedicated his award to Martin Henderson, telling everyone to “Google him.” We’ll save you the trouble.

Next: Kate Winslet was in a sharing mood

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This was the third Golden Globe award for Mildred Pierce star Kate Winslet, and it’s about time she shared! Heh. Winslet beamed as she accepted the award for Best Actress in a TV Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie, saying she shares the prestigious award with her children, Mia Honey Threapleton, 11, and Joe Alfie Winslet Mendes, 8:

I share this with my beautiful children, Mia and Joe, who light up my life every day. I’m so proud to be their mom, and I share this with them.

Awww! Kate Winslet can say or do no wrong….

Next: Brad Pitt uses a fitting sports metaphor to describe life at home

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were both nominated for the wonderful work they did this year — Jolie for Best Director (Land of Blood and Honey) and Pitt for Best Actor (Moneyball). When asked how they balance work and their six kids, both had noteworthy comments:

Jolie: Neither of us are working right now, but we still take turns. So it looks [like] we’re busier than we are….
Pitt: We kind of run a zone defense at home, so it works well.

And of the cane on which he reportedly leans because he got hurt carrying 3-year-old Vivienne down a ski slope, Pitt said, “It’s a little bit of an annoyance.”

Next: Michelle Williams reads Marilyn-style bedtime stories

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When My Week with Marilyn star Michelle Williams accepted her well-deserved Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical (Motion Picture), she spoke at length about how her daughter, Matilda Ledger, 6, inspires her:

I consider myself a mother first and an actress second. So the person I most want to thank is my daughter, my little girl, whose bravery and exuberance is the example that I take with me in my work and in my life. And I want to say thank you for sending me off to this job every day with a hug and a kiss. I couldn’t have done it otherwise, and making me so excited to come home at night, and for suffering through six months of bedtime stories where all the princesses were read aloud in a Marilyn Monroe sounding voice.

Sniff…. Love!

Want more? Check out Haley’s Golden Globes fashion roundup!

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