'And if I could thank you all I would, but I have more pressing debts: to E. M. Forster, for creating 'Margaret Schlegel;' to James Ivory, for asking me to play her.'
'And my dear friend Lynn Arost, the producer, who really stuck by the film even when it was sitting on a shelf in a bank vault in New York City.'
'And sir, you're doing a great job, but you're so quick with that stick. So why don't you sit, 'cause I may never be here again.'
'But I would like to thank Harvey Weinstein and everybody at Miramax Films for their undying support of me.'
'Dad, whistle or something, 'cause then I'll know where you are.'
'Did I really earn this or did I just wear you all down?'
'First of all, Sister Helen Prejean, who is here tonight, for trusting us with your life and bringing your light and your love into all of our lives.'
'His legacy lives on through our movie to remind us to always be ourselves, to follow our hearts, to not conform. I pray for the day when we not only accept our differences, but we actually celebrate our diversity.'
'I am going to start by thanking my husband because I'd like to think I learn from past mistakes.'
'I want to thank my parents, who are right there, first and foremost for giving me my life and for giving me the opportunity to work from such an early age.'
'Jack, I worship you, you know it.'
'Mr. Ethan Coen, who helped make an actor of me. His brother, Mr. Joel Coen, who made a woman of me.'
'My incredible, incredible leading lady Christina Ricci, who I couldn't have done this film without. You are truly the unsung hero of this film.'
'Now, you know for fifty years and more Elizabeth Windsor has maintained her dignity, her sense of duty and her hairstyle.'
'Oh my goodness. I never thought I'd be here in my whole life, growing up in Tennessee.'
'So I need to thank Eileen Parish, my first piano teacher, and I need to thank my parents for letting me have these lessons.'
'Stephen Daldry, you took a huge chance on me. I am so grateful.'
'Thank you life, thank you love, and it is true, there is some angels in this city.'
'This moment is so much bigger than me. This moment is for Dorothy Dandridge, Lena Horne, Diahann Carroll.'
'When they called my name, I had this feeling I could hear half of America going, 'Oh no! Oh, c'mon why? Her? Again?''