Best quotes of the Junos
"When my old man told me I was going to get one of these, he didn't tell me it was for him."
-- Singer-songwriter Adam Cohen, holding one of the Junos he accepted on behalf of his father, Leonard Cohen.
"I had the biggest crush on her. I still do."
-- Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee k.d. lang, referring to Anne Murray, who introduced the honour.
"There was a time where the biggest accolade was finding an organic tomato in North Dakota."
-- Metric guitarist James Shaw, when asked about the importance of winning three awards.
"It's strange to get an award for trying to do the right thing from time to time."
- Activist-musician Tom Cochrane, during his acceptance speech for the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award.
"If it's fun, keep doing it. If it's not, please stop."
- Adult-alternative-album winner Serena Ryder, offering advice to young musicians and... well, anyone doing anything.