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Thank you very much, Screen Actor’s Guild.

The scenario for me is someone shakes me on the shoulder and says wake up and realize I’m in shorts on my sofa in the middle of summer in my back room. And they tell me I wake up and say, a little bit like a cloved cat really, end up on the ceiling jittering and then I come down. So I had this weird dream I was in a tuxedo. I was nominated with Woody, Ray, Tom, and Billy Bob and they laugh at me. To all you guys, to be in your company, I can’t quite express what this means.

However transity it might be I hope we as a group, on behalf of all actors here tonight, in some way represent the diversity of continuing film making globally in some small way.

They tell me that this (statue) weighs 10 pounds. 9, 6.67 of it goes to Noah and Alex who played young David Helfgott. [Applause]

Thanks to Scott Hicks anf Jan Sardia for allowing me to work woth actors like Lynn Redgrave, Armin Mueller-Stahl, and John Cousins.

And I just wanted to add that I have said to David Helfgott himself, that he does have my permission whole heartily to get up and do me at parties. Thank you. [Applause]