" Bloody hell. Wow. What a roomful of talented and inspirational people and what the hell am I doing here in the midst of you? It’s such an honor. David O. Russell, what a great spirit, you know, on the set. Just, just fantastic. And thank you so much, mate, for making the work that all of us actors did actually mean something, you know? I mean, that’s the director’s job of translating it to the audience and making it mean something. Thank you for that. Thank you to Pamela Martin, likewise, as our editor. The just incredible work of every actor. Melissa – I’m not gonna drop the f-bomb like she did; I’ve done that plenty before – Amy, Jack, Mark, man, you know the guy who just got this whole thing going right from the get go.
Everybody in Lowell, all the actors from there. Dicky and Micky. Where’s my quacker? Is he up there? Dicky’s up there somewhere, mate. [Dicky Eklund stands up and waves from the audience.] Eh, mate, you’re the best! You’re the best. I can’t wait – and listen, he’s had a wonderful story and I can’t wait to see the next chapter of his story, you know? If you wanna, if you wanna be a champ, if you wanna get trained with him, go meet with him. Dickeklund.com. Go do it. Check him out, okay. Alright. He deserves it.
Our producers: Mark, David, Todd, incredible. Relativity and Paramount, for just pushing this out there and letting people know it exists. So many movies are just brilliant but nobody ever knows about them, you know? So we’re so lucky to be here tonight and have people recognize that. My team, led by Patrick and Boomer and Carlos and Jen and Anna and Julie, thank you so much for everything you do. And of course, mostly, my wonderful wife… [chokes up] I didn’t think I was like this! [Unintelligible] my wonderful wife, who’s my mast through the storms of life. I hope I’m likewise to you, darling, and our little girl who’s taught me so much more than I’ll ever be able to teach her. Thank you. Thank you so much. “ - Christian Bale’s Acceptance Speech for Best Supporting Actor ” The Fighter” at 83rd Academy Awards, on Feb 27th, 2011.