Valli: This is an extremely fortunate event. I'd like to thank the
Academy for making my parents so proud. Colleen Atwood for being such a good
friend and always hiring me and inspiring me. Brad Silberling, Mitch, Kathleen,
Medusah and Tonya for working so hard. And I'd like to formally apologize for
all the actors for making them look so unfortunate. But it was worth it, wasn't
it? Thank you.
Bill: Mr. Lemony Snicket, don't write any more of
these books. They're corrupting our youth. Brad Silberling, I'm sorry you did
such a good job in this movie. Dreamworks, Paramount, Nickelodeon, Brad
Silberling, why did you have to do such a good job? And Jim Carrey, if you
weren't so good, I wouldn't be standing up here. I share this with you, Morgan,
Valli, everybody! Thank you.
SPECIAL ONLINE THANKS
First and foremost I thank my Mom and Dad. For having me and for
encouraging me to pursue this crazy profession, when I could have been a
My Grandparents Sal and Lucy DePrima (celebrating 65+ yrs
together) who have demonstrated to me what going through life healthy and happy
is all about.
To my Grandparents Joe and Marie who recently passed, I
feel your smiles.
My brother Chris who shares in my every accomplishment
as if it were his own.
My whole family, both close and extended, for
believing in me and my dream. I love you all, we did it.
Mr. Bowen, Ms.
Davis and Mr. Rainone - Thanks for taking me seriously in VPA Art.
Blasco for providing my doorway, and for not taking credit, but helped just the
Tom, Paulette and the Grimes family, I wouldn't have made it with
All of my friends and colleagues over the years that inspired and
taught, thank you all: Jess H., Michael Z., Jim E., Kevin S., etc... the list is
What was the quote? I stand here on the shoulders of
My team, who helped me in creating all of Count Olaf's
make-ups: Richie, Russell, Clay, Audrey, Ned, Rob, Bob, John, because of you, I
Vivian Baker - You were my glue, and I was blessed to have you
Morgan - Obviously, you deserve this as much as I,
Jim Van Wyke - If only every one in film were as exceptional as
Brad - Thanks for taking a chance with me, I hope we did you
Daniel and Brett - I hope I didn't let you guys down, thank
Jimmy Miller and Son - It's all because of you
Ve Neill, I spent many an hour dreaming of having a career
as great as yours, and based on the fact that I met Jim through you, you've made
my dream come true.
Rick Baker - I know how much you hate it, so I won't
say it's all because of you (but it is...thank you for opening my eyes to the
J. C. - I should just have them inscribe your name on the
plaque because I don't deserve it as much as you do. Thanks, for always striving
for better, you set the bar high, it's an inspiration and a pleasure to be
Odile and Olivia - You represent Heaven on Earth to me, and I'll
always be in awe of you both. I love you...
And finally Ralph
Nelson...who offered me $100 to say his name, do you think this will count for