RUPERT EVERETT: I don’t know why they asked me to do the talking. But when Harry Weinstein called me up and said we’re making Shakespeare in Love and you’d make a perfect Marlowe, I took on a far away glazed look. And Harvey, I said, I’m born to play Shakespeare. [Laugh] But unfortunately not this season. And thanks to Harvey’s sheer magnetism and subtle power of persuasion I can now say with great pride I am Marlowe.
And I feel very lucky to be involved in such a fantastic movie. So on behalf of the cast: Colin Firth, Ben Affleck, Jim Carter, Martin Clunes, Tony Sher, Imelda Staunton, Tom Wilkinson we all thank you, Geoffrey rush sorry. [Laugh]
Um, John Madden for giving each and every one of us the opportunity to have a moment of our own in the film.
To Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard for a fantastic screenplay and Harvey for making the film and for making it such an event.
And to the Screen Actor’s guild, thank you. [Applause]
Thank you. Mamma Mia! Thank you. Now, I never lost.
Because I want to share this with Nick Nolte, Tom Hanks, Joe Fiennes, Ian McKellan. I really learned so much from them that I owe them. This is yours because I learned so much from them. I love you so much…
This is really a pleasure, I don’t know, now, maybe I’ve lost because they’ve asked me to work in the United States with this English…I ‘m really afraid… I married a pregnant woman really… for me so deep because now, now I have to do more…
So typically there is proof, the proof is Nicoletta Braschi that I married. If I was able to marry her, this means I was really a good actor. This is the proof I am a good actor. Cause actors, they are never alone. So when Nicoletta Braschi and the actors come on and shooting with me. Without them I couldn’t act. They are to me this light, this sky. I have to be thankful that I have this prize for my movie, everything.
I am so full of joy that my body is steering everything, every organ in my body is moving in a very bad way and I ca not, I can’t…Full of joy, I don’t deserve so much. Anyway joy delights joy, exuberance is beauty.
It’s wonderful to sit here at same time with Kate Bates and Meryl Streep, who is really wonderful. And I thank everybody. Naturally the Miramax people – the way we make love together. [Laugh]
This prize! And last but not least I would like to pay honor to, to pay tribute to Vincenzo. Its because directors and actors, they are somebody. It’s dreamt for us and he was making this movie with the language for dreams and this is very rare. And we owe to him a lot, so I thank you for this wonderful prize. And with all my energy all my life, all my everything, I kiss you. And, I didn’t deserve this so much. A big kiss to everyone.
I really, Kate I thought you were going to get it. I was positive, I really, I haven’t prepared anything.
Thank you so much. Thank you so much. This is such an honor. To be recognized by my peers and you’ll never know quite what this means to me. There are many people to thank. Starting with Miramax Films, Harvey Weinstein especially. John Madden, the most talented director ever in the history of the whole world. Our extraordinary cast: Simon, Joseph, Judi, Geoffrey and to everybody, the best cast ever. And especially Ben Affleck, my great friend.
I would like to thank my agent, Rick Kurtsman, who took me on when I hadn’t done anything and had such faith in me – thank you so much.
I would like to thank Steven Bain and Harold Brown and Stuart Gellnard.
I would like to dedicate this award to the most beautiful profound actor that I know, my mother, Blythe Danner [Applause] is the reason I wanted to do this. Mommy I love you so much.
Wow, I didn’t expect this. I thought that when they asked me to do the first thing that I lost. Thank you so much, this is such a thrill. It was a dream of my to work with Mike Nichols and that it could have been this role is jus t the icing on the cake.
I’d like to thank all the actors in this room, and there are many.
I’m so excited to get to sit at the same table with Merill Streep.
This is so great. Thank you to my agent, Susan, who is here, Nancy Selder, all of you. Thank you Screen Actors Guild. [Applause]
ANTHONY EDWARDS: The problem with being number one on the call sheet is they look at you when it comes to these things and say – you talk. So, The one thing I have to say is congratulations to the other shows we say here cause as an ensemble we know how hard all of you work and how well you do. And the year of the drama is very exciting because of the performance of actors in other ensemble shows. Thank you and congratulations especially to Mr. David Kelly.
What I want to say is um, we’re on our fifth season and we’re still having fun. And we’re still having fun because we’re inspired by writers and producers who are giving us great stories. And we’re also very inspired by actors who come in and fill up our call sheets with great performances and make our lives everyday an exciting one because we get inspired by performances, as I’m sure you all know on drama shows.
So, other than that, hats off to the actors and congratulations to all of you. And we accept it for the ensemble and all of us. Thank you. [Applause]
CALISTA FLOCKHART: Wow, thank you very much. This is I think I speak for all of us, this is very exciting and its especially special because it comes from actors.
You know, to me, the cat is at the height of what it means to be an ensemble. And not tone person could step out and if they did the show simply wouldn’t work. Every single one of you arte indisposeable but especially to me. It’s a joy to go to work everyday and be challenged and be surrounded by exceptionally gifted actors.
I know that we all know that the foundation of any endeavor is the crew and we want tot thank you. We don’t know how you do it or how you do it so well. And a big thank you to David Kelly and all of the producers and all of the people who are so tremendously supportive at Fox. And we’d like to thank our agents and lawyers and publicist and managers and all those people we love and pay. [Laugh]
Hold this it’s actually very heavy.
GIL BELLOWS: Sure
CALISTA FLOCKHART: Thank you to our families
GIL BELLOWS: yea, big thanks to our families, and congratulations to all of you out there.
I couldn’t be more surprised even though I’ve tried to pretend that prizes don’t really surprises to be kind of moved because it reminds me of how much you have to be grateful for. And some of the people I have to be grateful for are here in this room: Jenny, Steve, and Angie and Ben and Jeff. Who’d I leave out? Ed, Dick, Renee all the writers. But listen….
Oh I know, here’s the list of people, here’s the list of people whose shoulders we stand on: Richard Brooks, Carey Lowell, Michael Moriarty, Jill Hennessey, Chris Noth, Paul Sorvino, George Dzundza, Dann Florek and all the New York actors who made our life interesting and work worth dealing.
And the only other person who is missing tonight is my wife, who I wish was here because that’s the whole thing really. Thanks. [Applause]
Thank you so much. This is such an honor from the members of the Screen Actor’s Guild. And it’s a wonderful opportunity for me to publicly think my soul mate on the show for the past five years, George Clooney, who I wouldn’t be up here without. And he’s really responsible for a lot of my work on that show.
And to my incredible parents, all three of you. I’ve never properly thanked you and from the bottom of my heart, I so appreciate your support.
To this amazing cast I get to work with and all the unit producers and directors there is like 18,000 of you and your all especially brilliant and talented and I can’t name you all but I swear I’ll write you all little notes tomorrow.
To my dream team Elaine Cashin and Steve Dottenville, Ron West, Carrie ??? your belief in me is overwhelming and very appreciated.
To my beautiful inspiration, a man that is more talented than I could ever dream to be, Ron Nelsar, you are my angel. Thanks. [Applause]
Well, I’m surprised. Thank you so much my fellow thespians. I can’t believe it, I’m thrilled a bit gosh.
I just want tot hank my lovely husband, Alan, who’s sitting over there, who makes me get out of bed and do this. And HBO because the y let me be true and spontaneous and they don’t mess with me – which is what all of us want, isn’t it so?
Um, all my lovely cast and crew, the wonderful actors that help me every week. I’m usually my own ensemble love. But Julie Casner, Michael Tucker, Michael McKeen, Cheet Marlin, everybody who helped me. My lovely kids Mable and Johnny watching this at home, Meril Streep, my friend in the audience. I won thank God, the kids will be so pleased. Thank you. [Applause]
I just want to thank everybody involved with this production. It’s such an amazing group of people who are now my friends. This film really meant so much to me. It changed me and she meant so much to me. When I was working I kept wondering what was different about us that make s us go in such different directions. She didn’t have a place to express herself and feel she was sharing and connecting to anybody, and I do. You’ve given me that. And thank you so much. Thank you to everybody because you’re just do amazing to me. All of you, thank you. [Applause]