SPEECH BY: LAURA DERN
FILM: "Marriage Story"
Thank you to the Academy for this honor. Just to be in this room with such remarkable artists, including my fellow nominees, my sisters and colleagues. Thank you, Netflix, my friend Ted, Scott, everyone for their support and love. To Noah, his vision, his magic. Thank you, Noah, for your words, and for your friendship in art and life, with you and Greta. Thank you to this cast, the majestic Adam, Scarlett, Alan, Ray, our amazing crew, David.
Noah wrote a movie about love and about breaching divisions in the name and in the honor of family and home, and hopefully for all of us, in the name of our planet. And I would like to say a special thank you to the gifts of the love stories in my life: my stepchildren, C.J. and Harris, my heart and inspiration, Ellery and Jaya. And you know, some say never meet your heroes, but I say, if you’re really blessed, you get them as your parents. I share this with my acting heroes, my legends, Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern. You got game. I love you. Thank you all for this gift; this is the best birthday present ever. I love you. I love my friends. You lift me up every day. Thank you.
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