Transcript The Last King of Scotland

Thank you. Okay, I want to thank the… [chuckles] My mind is running in my head, like, telling me not to get carried away, you know. Everybody tells me not to get away ‘cause I get carried away sometimes. But, anyway, whatever.

I’m really happy, so… I’m really happy to receive this award. [laughter] You know, it means a lot, you know, to receive the Screen Actor Guild Award. To get an award from the people that you’re going to work across from and the people that you’re going to work with, and people that are going to like hopefully, like, get in the trenches with and do something, hopefully, special, or like get some magic between us – this is a big thing. So it means a lot to me.

And I want to thank you for allowing me to have a moment like this.

And, you know, there’s a lot of people that worked on the movie with me and I want to thank them. I want to thank 20th Century Fox, DNA, okay, and FilmFour. And the writer, Peter Morgan and Jeremy Brock, they wrote this amazing character any actor would love to play. And also I’d like to thank Kevin Macdonald, this amazing director who like pushed it forward. And the actors, James McAvoy and Kerry Washington, and Steve Wynn, Jay-Z and all the Ugandan crew, and actors, and all the people working with me, trying to help me move forward in my life, to help me to be able to express myself as an artist.

And I thank you for giving me this moment to help me be able to continue to express myself as an artist. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I thank my wife Keisha. I want to thank God. I want to thank all of you. Really seriously. Peace. God bless. [applause]