ANTHONY EDWARDS: The problem with being number one on the call sheet is they look at you when it comes to these things and say – you talk. So, The one thing I have to say is congratulations to the other shows we say here cause as an ensemble we know how hard all of you work and how well you do. And the year of the drama is very exciting because of the performance of actors in other ensemble shows. Thank you and congratulations especially to Mr. David Kelly.
What I want to say is um, we’re on our fifth season and we’re still having fun. And we’re still having fun because we’re inspired by writers and producers who are giving us great stories. And we’re also very inspired by actors who come in and fill up our call sheets with great performances and make our lives everyday an exciting one because we get inspired by performances, as I’m sure you all know on drama shows.
So, other than that, hats off to the actors and congratulations to all of you. And we accept it for the ensemble and all of us. Thank you. [Applause]
CALISTA FLOCKHART: Wow, thank you very much. This is I think I speak for all of us, this is very exciting and its especially special because it comes from actors.
You know, to me, the cat is at the height of what it means to be an ensemble. And not tone person could step out and if they did the show simply wouldn’t work. Every single one of you arte indisposeable but especially to me. It’s a joy to go to work everyday and be challenged and be surrounded by exceptionally gifted actors.
I know that we all know that the foundation of any endeavor is the crew and we want tot thank you. We don’t know how you do it or how you do it so well. And a big thank you to David Kelly and all of the producers and all of the people who are so tremendously supportive at Fox. And we’d like to thank our agents and lawyers and publicist and managers and all those people we love and pay. [Laugh]
Hold this it’s actually very heavy.
GIL BELLOWS: Sure
CALISTA FLOCKHART: Thank you to our families
GIL BELLOWS: yea, big thanks to our families, and congratulations to all of you out there.
I couldn’t be more surprised even though I’ve tried to pretend that prizes don’t really surprises to be kind of moved because it reminds me of how much you have to be grateful for. And some of the people I have to be grateful for are here in this room: Jenny, Steve, and Angie and Ben and Jeff. Who’d I leave out? Ed, Dick, Renee all the writers. But listen….
Oh I know, here’s the list of people, here’s the list of people whose shoulders we stand on: Richard Brooks, Carey Lowell, Michael Moriarty, Jill Hennessey, Chris Noth, Paul Sorvino, George Dzundza, Dann Florek and all the New York actors who made our life interesting and work worth dealing.
And the only other person who is missing tonight is my wife, who I wish was here because that’s the whole thing really. Thanks. [Applause]
Thank you so much. This is such an honor from the members of the Screen Actor’s Guild. And it’s a wonderful opportunity for me to publicly think my soul mate on the show for the past five years, George Clooney, who I wouldn’t be up here without. And he’s really responsible for a lot of my work on that show.
And to my incredible parents, all three of you. I’ve never properly thanked you and from the bottom of my heart, I so appreciate your support.
To this amazing cast I get to work with and all the unit producers and directors there is like 18,000 of you and your all especially brilliant and talented and I can’t name you all but I swear I’ll write you all little notes tomorrow.
To my dream team Elaine Cashin and Steve Dottenville, Ron West, Carrie ??? your belief in me is overwhelming and very appreciated.
To my beautiful inspiration, a man that is more talented than I could ever dream to be, Ron Nelsar, you are my angel. Thanks. [Applause]
Well, I’m surprised. Thank you so much my fellow thespians. I can’t believe it, I’m thrilled a bit gosh.
I just want tot hank my lovely husband, Alan, who’s sitting over there, who makes me get out of bed and do this. And HBO because the y let me be true and spontaneous and they don’t mess with me – which is what all of us want, isn’t it so?
Um, all my lovely cast and crew, the wonderful actors that help me every week. I’m usually my own ensemble love. But Julie Casner, Michael Tucker, Michael McKeen, Cheet Marlin, everybody who helped me. My lovely kids Mable and Johnny watching this at home, Meril Streep, my friend in the audience. I won thank God, the kids will be so pleased. Thank you. [Applause]
I just want to thank everybody involved with this production. It’s such an amazing group of people who are now my friends. This film really meant so much to me. It changed me and she meant so much to me. When I was working I kept wondering what was different about us that make s us go in such different directions. She didn’t have a place to express herself and feel she was sharing and connecting to anybody, and I do. You’ve given me that. And thank you so much. Thank you to everybody because you’re just do amazing to me. All of you, thank you. [Applause]