I love the Oscars. LOVE. THEM. I’m not going to apologize for it. Not even a little bit.
Every year there is one acceptance speech that gets me all sorts of misty. This year it was Meryl Streep. Her speech was just lovely. The men had gone downstairs to watch Dirty Harry so I let the tears flow.
I look out here and I see my life before my eyes, my old friends, my new friends, and really this is such a great honor, but the thing that counts most with me is the friendships and the love and the sheer joy we have shared making movies together, my friends. Thank you, all of you, departed and here for this inexplicably wonderful career.”