Year: 2004 (77th) Academy Awards
Category: Actress in a Supporting Role
Film Title: The Aviator
Winner: Cate Blanchett
Presenter: Tim Robbins
Date & Venue: February 27, 2005; Kodak Theatre
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 Miss Hepburn. The longevity of her career, I think, is inspiring to everyone. But most importantly, and on behalf of everyone I know in "The Aviator," thank you to Martin Scorsese. I hope my son will marry your daughter. Thank you.
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