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Oh goodness, thank you, thank you so much. I — I just locked eyes with Meryl Streep, I just need a moment to collect myself. [laughter] I’m sorry. [laughs] Oh boy. Gosh.

So I look at clips of the other women that I as nominated with and I think of the work over the years of actors that I’ve watched, you watch it alone in your room and you think, "Oh, that’s why I do this," you know, "This is why I want to be good, I want to be on a level with these other women."

I saw some friends while I was out here, and my friends in LA and my friends in New York are really my life, and I’ve had a lot of people say that they get together and watch "Sopranos" in groups. They have meals and "You know, my family gets together and my friends," and you know, "The only time I see my husband is Sunday night at 9:00, we watch the show." [laughter] And I think, if I can be a part of something that makes people want to get together in groups — I don’t know, it’s a great thing, I’m hugely grateful to be a part the show, and I’m so glad people like it.

Thank you for this. [applause]