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The Oscar goes to Renee Zellweger. Fourth nomination for Rene Zellweger's. Thank you to the academy. Thank you for inviting me here alongside one of the most special collaborations and meaningful experiences of my life. I've said it before and I'm going to say it again. Cynthia. Scarlett, Charlene's search. Have to say, boy, it is an honor to be considered in your company. David Livingstone, Karen McCracken. Director Rupert Gold. For you, it was a privilege to work with you, and I am.
And I feel so proud to be in your beautiful movie. I got to thank my stage moms. Matt and Jeff and. Vitro. Paul Gary, Jesse Buckley, Finn Wit Rock, Rufus Sewell of Cast and the crew who worked so hard on this film to celebrate Judy Garland. My extended family at CAA Peter Brian, Kevin Imprint, Nicole and Dom, Nancy Rider. Thank you for the 25 years. John Kerry Urbino my handsome date of twenty five years.
Thank you for always dreaming. Bigger than I would dare. And for bringing it back to the work and joy and gratitude my immigrant folks who came here with nothing but each other and a belief in the American dream. How about this? Thank you to you, big brother Drew. Brandi, Judy Stone and Eva. For all love. All the love and support possible. That makes you believe anything is possible. And I have to say that this past year of conversation, celebrating Judy Garland across genders and in some serious question ratios and across cultures has has been a really cool reminder that it's so that our heroes unite us now the best among us who inspire us to find the best in ourselves.
You know, when they unite us, when when we look to our heroes, we agree, you know?
And that matters. Neil Armstrong, Sally Ride to Lourdes, Fighter Venus and Serena and Selina, Bob Dylan Schaus, SASE, Fred Rogers, Harriet Tubman. We agree on our teachers and we agree on our courageous men and women in uniform who serve. We agree on our first responders and firefighters. And when we celebrate our heroes, we, you know, we're reminded of who we are as one people united. And though Judy Garland did not receive this honor in her time, I am certain that this moment is an extension of the celebration of her legacy that began on our film set and is also representative of the fact that her legacy of of unique exceptionalism and.
Inclusivity and zura and generosity of spirit. It transcends any one artistic achievement. Miss Garland, you are certainly among the heroes who unite and define us. And this is certainly for you. I am so grateful. Thank you so much, everybody.