77 Amy Adams “Big Eyes”
To say that I’m ill prepared for this moment is a huge understatement, like huge. I didn’t even re apply lip gloss. So, wow, thank you so much.
I feel so fortunate to be here and fortunate to play Margaret Keane, a woman who has such a quiet voice and such a strong heart and such a strong artistic vision and, ultimately, was able to use her voice. I’m lucky because I get to stand here tonight with a man who stands beside me, Darren, who would never silence my voice, and I’m just so fortunate. So thank you, Darren. Thank you, Stacy. Thank you, Michelle. Thank you, Meghan, at home nurturing twins in her womb. Sorry, it’s getting weird. (Laughter)
But I’m really just so lucky. I have so many wonderful female role models here tonight looking out in the audience. I’m really ill prepared. But I also it just so wonderful that women today have such a strong voice.
66 Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”
I want to tell you just a little story that will explain to you how I feel about this tonight.
The last time that I saw Stanley Kramer, one of the great filmmakers of all time… I realized that I had never told him… how much his work had meant to me.
So I said to him, “The films you made, the subjects you tackled, the performances you got out of some of the greatest actors that have ever walked the face of the earth, your films will stand the test of time and will influence filmmakers for all time.”
…He said as clear to me as anything he had ever said, “Thank you so much for saying that. That means so much to me. I just wish my films could have been better.”
So as I stand here tonight as someone who has enjoyed such an extraordinary career and in large measure because of the people in this room, I just want it to be better… but this is very encouraging. Thank you very much.
55 Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”
I mean, I’m the guy up here holding this, but I really feel like I’m representing a cast and crew of 450 people who worked on this thing, gave everything of themselves all these years during this production.
You know, this was a very personal film for me. Couldn’t be more personal. But it became very personal to everyone who worked on it. It means so much to us that people have seen it and responded to it in that personal way. There’s nothing that feels better than that, to feel like we made that connection.
And bottom line is we’re all flawed in this world. No one’s perfect. I just want to dedicate this to my parents and who gave so much love and support. I want to dedicate this to parents that are evolving everywhere and families that are just passing through this world and doing their best.
Thank you very much.
44 Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”
Oh, wow. Oh, my goodness. This is the most shocking moment of my life. Thank you so, so much to the Hollywood Foreign Press for letting me be one of the nominees amongst these amazing women. I just had a moment meeting the wonderful Kathy Bates. Thank you, Kathy Bates, for that. You were so generous.
I’d like to thank Julian Fellowes, our brilliant writer, for giving me the responsibility of this storyline. After this storyline aired, I received a small number of letters from survivors of rape, and one woman summed up the thoughts of many by saying she wasn’t sure why she had written, but she just felt, in some way, she wanted to be heard. And I’d just like to say I heard you, and I hope saying this so publicly means, in some way, you feel the world hears you.
33 Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Honorable Woman”
I think I’ve noticed a lot of people talking about the wealth of roles for powerful women in television lately.
When I look around the room at the women who are in here I think about the performances that I’ve watched this year, what I see actually are women who are sometimes powerful and sometimes not, sometimes sexy, sometimes not, sometimes honorable, sometimes not.
What I think is new is the wealth of roles for actual woman in television and in film.
22 Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”
It’s a great privilege for me to be in this room. I’ve had to spend most of the evening trying to prevent myself from falling over a legend of actors I’ve long admired. I apologize because I haven’t been highly successful, but being here in amongst this group of actors particularly in this category is an extraordinary thing.
This was a huge privilege Stephen, Jane, Jonathan and the Hawking family allowed us into their lives and entrusted us with their story.
Getting to spend time with Steve Hawking who, despite all of the obstacles put in his way, has lived passionately and fully and with great humor was one of the great, great honors of my life.
11 George Clooney
For the record, if you are in this room, you’ve caught the brass ring. (Applause)
You get to do what you’ve always dreamed to do and be celebrated for it, and that just it ain’t losing. I don’t remember what awards Lauren Bacall won. I just remember her saying, “You know how to whistle. Just put your lips together and blow.”
And I have no idea what kind of hardware Robin Williams took home, but I sure remember, “Carpe diem and seize the day, boys.” “Make your lives extraordinary.” I’ll never forget that.
So congratulations to all of you for having a very good year. I’ve had a pretty good year myself, and I’m not just referring to the fabulous reviews on “The Monuments Men.” (Laughter)