Laura Dern accepted her Oscar for best supporting actress tonight, for her role in Marriage Story. In her acceptance speech, Dern thanked her children and also saved an emotional moment for her parents, actors Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern. Read her full acceptance speech transcript right here on geili.us.
Mahershala Ali: (00:01)
And the Oscar goes to, Laura Dern, Marriage Story.
This is the first Oscar and third nomination for Laura Dern.
Laura Dern: (00:38)
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 and art and life with you and Greta. Thank you to this cast, the majestic Adam, Scarlett, Alan, Ray, our amazing crew, David.
Laura Dern: (01:12)
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, CJ and Harris, my heart and inspiration, Ellery and Jaya. Some say, you 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. It’s just the best birthday present ever. I love you. I love my friends. You lift me up every day. Thank you.