Transcript Boardwalk Empire

Wow, I was given an award by Alec and Betty White. That’s - thank you so much, I really appreciate that. This is a little – I didn’t know this was going to be the first one, so I’m a little – I’m very nervous. I want to thank, and tip my hat to Bryan Cranston, Michael C. Hall and Jon Hamm, and Hugh Laurie; it’s an honor to be nominated with you. [applause]

I want to thank our amazing crew on “Boardwalk,” they’ve been a second family to us. I want to thank Ellen Lewis, our wonderful casting director, on the pilot. I want to thank her especially for sticking with me and having faith after my awful audition 27 years ago when she brought me in to see Brian de Palma for “The Untouchables.” So, I was, you know, just like, “Huma-huma-huma, thank you. Huma-huma, okay,” and I left. And Meredith Tucker, who cast the show now, thanks for bringing us all the wonderful actors that you bring – that you bring in. I can’t talk, I’m sorry.

I want to thank all our wonderful directors led by my hero Tim Van Patten. I want to thank all the writers on the show, and especially the one who is, you know, he does every role in his head: Terry Winter. Thank you so much, we love you. [applause] Congratulations to Martin Scorsese, yesterday for his DGA win. Marty, we love you, we hope you feel better and we love working with you. Please come back. I want to thank Staci Wolfe, Lee Stollman, Esther Chang and everybody at WME. My wife Jo and Lucian. I want to thank my mom and dad, thank you so much for just letting me be me. I love you.

I love all of you, I love actors. Thank you so much, I really appreciate this. [applause]