ALICIA VIKANDER / Gerda Wegener "THE DANISH GIRL" (Focus Features)
ALICIA VIKANDER: Oh, my. Thank you. Thank you, SAGAFTRA for this, and then thank you to to my fellow actors, to my friends, to my peers, to well, this is honestly, this is the highest honor I think just to be invited to join this stage because of you. Thank you. You know, I I was I was remembering when I when I grew up. My my mum's an actress, so I used to go and watch her on stage at the theatre, and I I loved to watch her rehearse. I loved to watch her perform; but already when I was a young girl, I was always, I think, the most captivated by what I saw. I saw a sudden thrill. I saw a an excitement of a collaboration and exchange of camaraderie between actors by fellow actors; and and I learned then, and I know still that acting is not in above all. That magic only happens between acting companions.
And, Eddie, you're here tonight. I want to thank you, and Mattias, and everyone in this amazing cast that I was on this journey with. And, also, the a performance is not made on me, by us. It's by everyone who thoroughly talented and be the talented people behind the camera, the people who gave us, the words, the directions, the makeup, the costume, hair, because all of this which together was what was able to create a character and a story that not alone we actors can tell. So thank you to an amazing crew and to everyone who was passionately and multi focused, too. Too oh, I can't remember. Working title.
And then to everyone in world involved that helped me from the transgender community, and their friends, and loved ones, I couldn't have done those role and done it without you guys. So thank you so much. And to my family, thank you.