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I’m very surprised.

Speaking to actors, I know you’ll understand that all I did was react to our central performance: the central performance of Hannah Taylor Gordon as Anne Frank. [applause] We loved her and we were totally captivated by her commitment, her energy, and her sincerity and honesty.

Otto’s last words, I’m sure—Otto Franks—were, “Listen to my child.” And thanks to Otto and his work with the foundation and with her diaries, the world has heard his child. And if I may, I would like to accept this on behalf of my four children.

I’m deeply grateful to the Screen Actors Guild. I’m deeply grateful. May my gratitude be made manifest over the coming weeks, months, and years. Thank you.

[applause]