Around the Oscars, they organize a thing where the New Zealanders come together. And there's one for the Australians, too. But the Australians crash the New Zealand one. They're a lot rowdier but it makes the party much more interesting because they all come from criminals. We're from peaceful Scottish people.
--New Zealand actress Melanie Lynskey on the New Zealand government's yearly Oscars party in Los Angeles. Interview in the Los Angeles Times, 11 Feb 2007