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Hoffman thanks inspiring mother
Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman was the winner of the best Academy Award for his portrayal of Truman Capote in the biopic Capote.

Here is a transcript of his acceptance speech:

Wow, I'm in a category with some great, great, great actors. Fantastic actors, and I'm overwhelmed. I'm really overwhelmed.

I'd like to thank Bill Vince and Caroline Baron. And Danny Rosett, the film wouldn't have happened without them. I'd like to thank Sarah Fargo, I'd like to thank Sara Murphy. I'd like to thank Emily Ziff, my friends, my friends, my friends.

I'd like to thank Bennett Miller, and Danny Futterman, who I love, I love, I love, I love. You know, the Van Morrison song, I love, I love, I love, and he keeps repeating it like that.

And I'd like to thank Tom Bernard, and Michael Barker. Thank you so much.

And my mom's name is Marilyn O'Connor, and she's here tonight. And I'd like if you see her tonight to congratulate her. Because she brought up four kids alone, and she deserves a congratulations for that.

Oh, I'm at the party, mom, you know? And she took me to my first play, and she stayed up with me and watched the NCAA final four.

And my passions, her passions became my passions. And, you know, be proud, mom, because I'm proud of you, and we're here tonight, and it's so good. Thank you.



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