WILLIAM H. MACY: Thank you, all. Thank you,
my fellow actors.
That was not planned. Anthony and
Aziz and Larry and Sean and Marc, good to see you
again. I like our category best.
A couple years ago, I was privy to a
conversation where my friend David Mamet, who was
really my mentor and taught me everything I know,
was talking to a journalist. And the journalist
said actors have a weird job. We just tell lies
for a living.
And David Mamet said, "No, no. An
actor's job is to tell the truth."
And after a confused conversation, the
journalist finally said, "Well, I think we are
saying the same thing." But they weren't.
And even though our lines and the
stories we're told are given to us by writers, it's
our job under those imaginary circumstances to find
the truth. And I think it's a glorious way to make
a living especially in this day and age when so
many people either can't recognize the truth or
don't think it's important.
And to my fellow nominees, you are
very good at doing that. And, uhm, if you will
ERIKA A. SJOQUIST, RPR, CRR, CSR #12350
indulge me, Felicity Huffman, I love you so much.
And Sophia and Georgia, I'm proud to be your dad.
Thank you, folks. Thank you, my