Wow. What an incredible, incredible honor. What an amazing year for film, and to be with those other films in that category is just absolutely incredible. Tom Hooper, you put so much passion and love into every frame of this film. Thank you directing the film. To our acting royalty, Colin, Geoffrey, Helena, thank you so much for saying yes. To our amazing best of British crew, so amazing to share the stage with you tonight. And to my parents, and to my boyfriend Ben, you help me every day do what I do. Thank you.
To have been part of a film that's touched and moved people so much all around the world has been just a huge privilege and we're indebted to everyone standing behind us. And, you know, our financiers took a huge risk on this film. It's not an obvious film to back. To our distribution partners, The Weinstein Company, Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Momentum Pictures and Transmission Films, for your passion and commitment to this film. The UK Film Council, Aegis Film Fund, Molinare, FilmNation, thank you to all our financiers. And personally, to my wife Caroline and my parents, Brian and Gene, for your love and support. My little boys, Milo, Zack*, and Cy*. Thank you so much. Thank you.
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Oh, I'll be really, really quick. Sorry. Just a massive thank you to the UK Film Council for supporting this film and David Seidler for trusting us with his heartfelt story. Rosie, I love you. Simon, thank you for supporting me over the years. But mostly, thank you, Academy, this is a boyhood ambition come true tonight.
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