BRYAN CRANSTON: Forty-five seconds. Thank you, Sharon Bialy and Sherry Thomas, our casting directors – terrific job. Thank you to every actor who has ever graced our stage and brought their talents to our stages and lives in New Mexico.
Look at this! We have the nicest bunch of white supremacist Nazis I have ever worked with. [laughter] I swear to you, I would kill you all over again, I really would. [laughter]
We would like to just thank our creator, Vince Gilligan… [applause] You know, he’s not the God, but he’s a god in our mind. He wrote a beautiful story for us to tell. We are at the mercy of your words. We are humbled by your talent. And thank you so much to the Screen Actors Guild, so much – oh my God! What a way to go out in style!
JULIE BOWEN: Thank you. We’re gonna make Sofia talk because America loves her and her boobs. [laughter]
SOFIA VERGARA: [laughs] No respect. Anyways, this means so much to us because it’s given from you our fellow actors, and because it’s so mind-blowing that – because we respect all of you as the other nominees, and because I can barely speak English. [laughter}
But we have to thank, of course, our amazing creators, and the writers that work so hard to make us sound funny. To our whole crew that make us look so pretty. To ABC/Fox for making us feel so comfortable. To our incredible—[Julie whispers in her ear] My boobs. [Julie laughs] No… To Jeff, our costume director. To everybody that makes “Modern Family,” and of course, to our fans that make – let us have the best job in the world.
Thank you so much. SAG, we’re going to party now. [applause]
BRYAN CRANSTON: Oh! [applause continues] [sing-song] “I won a SAG Award!” [spoken]
You know how things are strange? A week ago I was at a banquet and I saw out of the corner of my eye Emma Thompson coming over, fighting her way through tables and looking over here. And I thought, “Oh my God, that’s Emma Thompson. That’s Emma Thompson.”
And she was looking my way and I thought, “Who’s she…?” And she came up to me, and I lost it. I didn’t know what to say. That’s what happens when you’re so lucky! I’ve had so many crappy jobs in my life, [laughter] I gotta tell you. I loaded trucks downtown: cold, dust, dirt everywhere, every orifice, people yelling at you, [yelling] “Cranston! Move faster! Work harder!” And the only thing that got me through is imagining, dreaming that one day I could actually make a living as an actor, and that’s what got me through. Thank God! [applause]
We are the luckiest people in the world who could say, “I am an actor.” Thank God to all my cast mates here. And, of course, Vince Gilligan, I owe you everything. I love you, honey. Thank you so much. [applause]
TY BURRELL: Gosh, thank you to anybody in the union that voted for me. This is amazing. I know most of you out here tonight have read my book, Acting: How To Do It Good, [laughter] but I thought maybe for some of the younger actors out there watching TV, I would just go back over my five simple steps for success. [laughter]
Number one: Be born into a family that’s never had an actor in it. That way they think that everything you do is cooler than it actually is. Thus giving you a false sense of confidence. [laughter]
Number two: Use that false sense of confidence to wound and trap a spouse who was better than you, and is willing to overlook the fact that you have no apparent skill set other than being a needy extrovert. [laughter]
Number three: Have no skill set other than being a needy extrovert. [laughter]
Number four: Use that lack of skill to fail over and over and over again until you stumble into a job written by Chris Lloyd, Steve Levitan and our entire writing staff. [applause] Also at that job, make sure your co-workers are the cast of “Modern Family.”
And number five: Have a knack for memorizing. [laughter] Thank you very much. Thank you.
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS: Oh my goodness. Thank you so much. I’d like to begin by… [clears throat] Sorry. I’d like to begin by thanking the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press for this glorious Golden Globe. [laughter] What? [Matt Walsh signals to Julia] Oh, I’m just – Oh, I’m so sorry. Yes. [laughter] Oh, I got it.
You know, it’s – thank you again. It is important to understand that it is truly an honor just to be nominated for an Academy Award. And… [laughter] No, that didn’t happen. That didn’t happen. Do… do you have a thing for the – do you have something for SAG?
MATT WALSH: For – oh yeah, I do. Sorry. It’s – sorry.
LOUIS-DREYFUS: It’s hard, you know, because it’s award season and things get confusing much like a l—[laughter] elections.
WALSH: Got it. [offers sandwich]
LOUIS-DREYFUS: There we go.
WALSH: Got it, got it, got it.
LOUIS-DREYFUS: Got it. Okay. Thank you.
WALSH: This is not it.
LOUIS –DREYFUS: That’s – you don’t have anything?
WALSH: I didn’t think you’d win. [laughter]
LOUIS-DREYFUS: Okay. Yeah. I’d like to thank HBO, Armando Iannucci, our producers, our writers, the wonderful crew in Baltimore, my agent, my family and… I don’t know, some of the cast I suppose. [laughter] Thanks a lot, I really appreciate it. [laughter]
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MICHAEL DOUGLAS: Thank you. Thank you very much. You know, everybody talks how precious it is to get nominated or win by your fellow actors in both AFTRA and SAG, and particularly for me, I’ve got a 97-year-old-member of SAG back at home… [applause] who I know is particularly proud of me getting this award. But I want to thank all of you out here tonight for helping me get out of his shadow, for a little bit. [applause]
To Jeremy, Al, Rob, who’s part of our cast, and all the great performances that were done, and different casts tonight. But as you know, this has become a little bittersweet because my partner in crime who in earlier awards have spoken about, you know, who’s on top, who’s on bottom, [laughter] two-handers - but Matt, I want to be serious right now.
Now, I know we’ve gone head to head, but… [laughter] the truth is, and you know, I am not here without Matt Damon. Matt Damon… [applause] had the courage to stand by early on – this is part when I was sick and we had to wait for another year – Matt was there. So, it’s really the joy of acting, and Matt, this is yours, too, you know that.
Thank you all. Thanks very much. Thank you. [applause]
HELEN MIRREN: Goodness me, this – I am unprepared. Elisabeth was so extraordinary and Elisabeth… [applauds Elisabeth Moss] from me. [applause] Anyway, I love this little guy, he’s so sexy, isn’t he? You know, sort of naked, but not quite. And quite exciting. [laughter] [laughs] I don’t feel at all saggy, I feel quite perky, actually, [laughs] winning this [laughter] – after all.
I’m thrilled. Thank you so much. I had the incredible advantage of acting with a person that you all know, you all love, you all respect, I believe, beyond any other actor, and that’s Al Pacino. [applause] And to work with Al and watch him close hand was just an incredible lesson for me. We can always learn all the time.
Thank you David Mamet, thank you, HBO and everything. And thank you very much. [applause]