TERRY O'QUINN: A friend of mine always says, if you don't have something nice to say about someone, let's hear it. [laughter] So, about our cast, I'd like to say that this is the saddest collection of climbing, grasping, paranoid, backstabbing, scene-grabbing, losers and schmoozers, [laughter] that you ever saw on your stage in your life. [applause] But we love each other very much. And we want to thank our fellow members of the Guild for recognizing us as an ensemble. And we would like to take this singular opportunity to express our gratitude, to J.J. Abrams, and Damon Lindelof, for creating what is clear an ensemble piece. [applause]
And to ABC and Touchstone for showing our stuff to the world, and for paying us so well to do it. [laughter] And much, much mahalo, Hawaii.
O'QUINN: One last thing, one more thing. To the rest of our family -- on three -- ready? One, two three...
PYFROM: Yeah. Well... first off, this is so intimidating.
SHERIDAN: You can do it.
PYFROM: Just thank you to the Screen Actors Guild, you know, for giving us all this moment, you know, to stand up here and thank our peers for nominating us, and voting for us, and, of course, we wouldn't all be standing up here if it wasn't for our amazing cast and - this is like my heart is beating out of my chest. [laughter] And our producers and amazing writers, and the brilliant Marc Cherry and ABC and Touchstone, and just... our casting directors. Thank you to all of you. [applause] [laughs] Please don't hate me, guys. [laughs]
I am in shock... this is the community that I wanted to belong all my life and you have been so gracious and kind to me. Tonight is really special for me, I'm with my step-son, Timothy, so I really want to take a moment just to thank my family for being so patient and kind with me over the years; to all the actors that I've worked with, I've learned so much, I've never had a bad experience. And as an actor you realize that you can't do this on your own, so there are some people I have to thank.
It starts with the writing, Joe Surnow, Bob Cochran, Howard Gordon, Michael Loceff, Evan Katz, all of the wonderful writers on our show. John Kassar, this is yours, mate. [applause] And John Kassar is our director, and I cannot thank you enough. Suzan Bymel, you've stood by me through the peaks and the valleys, I can't thank you enough, my friends, my family, thank you very, very much. [applause]
This is unbelievable, this is unbelievable. I thank every single actor out there. I'm so grateful for having a job, and I am... [laughter] so grateful for this award, it's such an honor, particularly to be in such a wonderful category. Please let me thank my cast. And I want to thank Linda Klein, who is our technical advisor, and all the nurses who make us look like we're doctors, 'cause we're not.
And to my stand-in Eric Oh, and to Linda Lowy and John and Will, and especially to our creator, Shonda Rimes, whose casting vision I believe in so whole-hearted, I'm really proud to be on a show whose casting is a little more representative of how I think the world is. So, to - you know, to all my fellow Asian-Americans out there, I share this with you. And be encouraged and keep shining. Thank you very much. [applause]
Wow, this is truly - my heart's racing, I can't believe it. I first of all would like to thank Ang Lee for taking a chance on me. [laughter/applause] Clearly, I did not fail him because I'm here. [laughter] And I know everyone in Hollywood, you know, knows that it's such a risk to play a gay character, and... [laughter] sure I had some reservations, but... because of the success of my film, think of the opportunities I'll have now. [laughs] I'm kidding.
No, I would like to thank, at this time, because it's the last season of "Will & Grace," it really is kind of a sad goodbye to all of my best friends that I work with every day, and everybody that works in the show. And the cast and crew, they are going to miss me. [laughter] But most of all, and most importantly, all of the actors who thought this actor had an ounce of talent. I thank you. Thank you. [applause]
Transcript of Felicity Huffman
Thank you so much. Thank you to the Screen Actors Guild, to Marc Cherry, who never sees the light of day, to all of our writers, Tom Spezialy, Kevin Murphy. Our producers, George Perkins, Larry Shaw - you know how when you do this you can't remember your mom's name? David Grossman... thank you to the crew, which is tireless, to the dream team of Sherilyn [sp] Stubbs and James Dunham. To Marcia, Teri, Eva, Nicolette and Alfre. To my other TV husband, Doug Savant.
I love actors, I married one - okay I married a fantastic one. [laughter/applause] I know. But even more than acting, I love the community of actors. I love the green room, I love the hair and makeup trailer, and I am so grateful that I am acting, and I am so grateful I can make a living at it, because I was never very good at math. [laughter] So thank you very much. [applause]
Transcript of S. Epatha Merkerson
There's nothing in my bra... [laughter] there's nothing in my head, it's all in my heart. This is so lovely. You know, if I said I was at a loss for words, there would be a bunch of people out here that would call me a liar. [laughter] So, there's some people I really need to thank. My manager and long-time friend, Craig Dorfman. [applause] This is my baby brother back here, it couldn't have happened to me in a lovelier way with Ben. [applause]
To HBO and Colin Calendar, and all the people at HBO - I'm repeating myself, am I? To the producers of "Lackawanna Blues," Ruben Santiago-Hudson, who allowed us to visit this woman - they're counting me down - to my new family at Gersh, Bob, Laurie Bartlett, and Sally Ware sitting on her couch in New York. To Roger Haber, Bernadette Jacobs, Barry Kaplan at Artists Financial.
And I have to say a public thank you to my divorce lawyer. [laughs] [laughter/applause] [screams out] Sandy Ayn and Clair Miller. But mostly I want to thank the Screen Actors Guild for making me a part of this community. Thank you. [applause]