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Year: 1998 (71st) Academy Awards
Category: Actress in a Supporting Role
Film Title: Shakespeare in Love
Winner: Judi Dench
Presenter: Robin Williams
Date & Venue: March 21, 1999; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
I feel for eight minutes on the screen I should only get a little bit of him. I do thank the Academy very much indeed. I do think also that the best bit about the Academy Awards is being nominated. You live in a kind of haze for several weeks, and the terrible thing is that somebody's got to win. My heart goes out to all the other four who didn't. And also, my admiration.
I do have to thank John Madden and Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman, as I actually wrote to John Madden after "Mrs. Brown" and said, I will do anything in your next film. If you want somebody to slouch in a doorway, you can count on me. And I mean it, and I hope he bears me in mind next time. I do thank you all very much indeed. I am very moved by it. Thank you.
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