Oscar winners 2012 describe winning feeling

After the Academy Awards ceremony, the first stop for anyone holding an Oscar is the Academy's after-party - "The Governor's Ball." But even before heading into the party, they talk to the press and CBS News' Mo Rocca.

"So, when your name is called, is it like you become a kid again, what's the sensation," Rocca asked Academy Award winner Meryl Streep.

"Yeah, it is! It is. It is," she replied. "It's like, 'and the winner in the broad jump is Meryl Streep!' I was the winner in the broad jump by the way."

"You were really?"

"Yeah I was."

"Back in New Jersey?"

"Watch a broad jump! Yeah," Streep replied.

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Streep won Best Actress for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady." Streep said she admired Thatcher's stamina and "Her capacity. Her toughness. A lot of things about her leadership style people could learn from."

Streep said if she got into an argument with Thatcher in her prime, "Hands down, Margaret would win."

Jean Dujurdan, Best Actor winner for his performance in "The Artist," told Rocca he wasn't really hungry during the long ceremony. Though, he said, "I would like to take a drink." Dujurdan is the first Frenchman to win an Oscar for acting.

"Do you think you'll make a sequel," Rocca asked Best Director winner Michel Hazanavicius. "Hollywood's all about sequels, you know."

"Yeah, no." Hazanavicius replied. "I think I'm going to change, really. I'm going to something with colors and with sounds."

"And car crashes," Rocca said.

"Why not?"

"And superheroes and robots."

"I'm not sure, maybe I won't go so far," Hazanavicius said.

"You get really excited, and that makes everybody at home excited," Rocca said to Best Supporting Actress winner Octavia Spencer. Spencer, who played a maid in 1960s Mississippi in "The Help," sobbed throughout her emotional speech.

"Do I get excited? I don't know," Spencer replied. "Are you asking me a question or telling me? It's exciting to be recognized, it's excited to be in that room with all of those luminaries - people who inspire me everyday. I think you'd have to be pretty jaded not to be excited to be at the Academy Awards. This guy (her Academy Award) has opened a lot of doors so I'm thrilled."

"Well, it's a lot of fun watching you win things," Rocca said.

"Well thank you. I hope I come back, woo," Spencer replied.

Couple risks nest egg for movie, gets Oscar nod

Last week, Rocca profiled Andrew Bowler and Gigi Causey, who risked their nest egg for a shot at Oscar gold. They did not win Sunday, but they were in good spirits.

Causey called it "the most wonderful experience." She wore a thrift store dress, and almost one million dollars in diamonds. Causey said Jeffrey Rackover, jewler to the stars watched her story on "CBS This Morning" last week, and said, "Oh my gosh. It's the perfect Cinderdella story. We're going to have you dripping in diamonds."

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