Acceptance Speech by Claire Foy at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
January 29, 2017
Thank you so much. I haven’t recovered from John winning, so I’m really emotional and a bit shaky. Oh, God. Thank you, everyone, who ever has made the show ever.
But this is a night for actors. So I want to talk about actors because I love them. And I’m very, very honored to be one – I’ve got 44 seconds. Okay. There’s 250 – over 250 actors in the show, all of whom are cast by Nina Gold and Robert Sterne, who can I just say, like, really support and encourage and champion the actors that they cast. And we all need a champion. So thank you very much.
I just want to say a particular thanks to the family, two of whom are standing up: Victoria Hamilton, Vanessa Kirby, John. Of course, all the people who are at home who are shooting the show now, but also to Jared Harris and Will Keen and Jeremy Northam and just all the cast. But one actor, in particular, I’m going really embarrass, Matt Smith, you are not only a really spontaneous, exciting, incredibly talented actor, but you are also my friend, Matt, and thank you for making this job a joy and for making me laugh. I love you very much.
Thank you so much. Thank you.