Hopkins makes the win for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of cannibal serial killer Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs (1991).
I want to say hello to my mother. She’s in Wales watching this on television with Eve and Jean and Jill and Tony. My father died eleven years ago tonight, so maybe he had something to do with this as well, I don’t know. But I want to say thank you to the Academy for your tremendous generosity. To my friend Bob Palmer, my friend and publicist. My dear, beloved wife Jenni. And I have many people to thank here in Los Angeles who over the years have given me tremendous support, without whose help I wouldn’t be here, I know. And I am greatly honored and tremendously moved. And I—God bless you all. Thank you very much.