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CYNTHIA NIXON: Thank you so much. Wow! Sarah Jessica Parker has the flu and she was too sick to get on a plane, and we are so devastated that she is not here with us. She has always said that this ensemble category nomination was the best one to get. And I think that just tells you everything you need to know about her as a person. We would like to share this with our crew, the most hard-working, talented people you would ever want to meet.

This evening is all about actors and how great they are, and that’s wonderful, but every actor knows that she is only as good as the stuff she gets to say, unless she’s Marcel Marceau or Lassie. [laughter] And our writers are the reason our show is such a hit. [applause] Without them, we would just be standing in front of the camera barking.

[applause and cheers]

Finally, working for HBO is like being encouraged by the world’s most supportive parents. They never say, “Darling, you’re not really going to wear that, are you?” [laughter] They say, “Gee, honey, that sounds great. Why don’t you give it a try? Here’s some money.” [laughter]

We are so proud and grateful to be their children and we are so proud and grateful to be receiving this award from you. Thank you so much.

[applause]