Winner acceptance speech by J.K. Simmons for Supporting Actor
Winner acceptance speech by J.K. Simmons, for Whiplash, in the Supporting Actor category
JK Simmons: Thank you to the British Academy. And at the risk of being repetitious, thank you to Damien Chazelle for the gift of this character, to me and for the gift of this movie to the world. Thank you to Miles Teller for always being present in the moment. Well, except he is not present tonight I guess but ... up until now.
Thank you to Helen Esterbrook and Cooper Samuelson for getting us through the days. Thank you to Jason Reitman for everything, always. Thank you to Jason Blum and everybody at Blumhouse and to Gary Walters and and everybody at Bold. This whole experience has been a gift to me. Thank you, most importantly, to the centre of my life, my brilliant wife, Michelle. Thank you for so many gifts, not the least of which, of course, would be our two above average children. I love you guys infinitely, and thank you, mum and dad.