Thank you very much. Thank you to the Academy who know Katharine Hepburn so well
and is so intimately acquainted with her work. This is an indescribable surprise
and honor. Thank you. I know you think it's cheesy, sweetheart, but I have to
thank you, my husband. And Hylda Queally, and Robyn Gardiner, my uber-agents,
and the wonderful Lisa Kasteler.
Everyone involved in THE AVIATOR, when
you play someone as terrifyingly well-known as Katharine Hepburn, it's a
collaborative effort, you need as much help as you can get. And thank you, of
course, to Ms. Hepburn. The longevity of her career, I think, is inspiring to
But most importantly, and on behalf of everyone I know on THE
AVIATOR, thank you to Martin Scorsese. I hope my son will marry your daughter.