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Year: 2007 (80th) Academy Awards
Category: Actor in a Supporting Role
Film Title: No Country for Old Men
Winner: Javier Bardem
Presenter: Jennifer Hudson
Date & Venue: February 24, 2008; Kodak Theatre
Wow. All right, this is pretty amazing. It's a great honor for me to have this. I want to – I have to speak fast here, man. Thank you to the Coens for being crazy enough to think that I could do that and put one of the most horrible haircuts in history over my head. Thank you for really improving my work. I want to share this with the cast, with the great Tommy Lee Jones, with the great Josh Brolin, with the great Kelly Macdonald.
And I want to dedicate this to my mother, and I have to say this in Spanish, I'm sorry: Mama, esto es para ti. Esto es para tus abuelos, para tus padres Rafael y Matilde. Esto es para los comicos de España que han traido, como tu, la dignidad y el orgullo a nuestro oficio. Esto es para España, y esto es para todos vosotros. Thank you very much!
[Ed. note: Spanish translation: "Mama, this is for you. This is for your grandparents, for your parents Rafael and Matilde. This is for the Spanish performers who, like you, have brought dignity and pride to our profession. This is for Spain, and this is for all of you."]
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