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The Grand Budapest Hotel - Winner acceptance speech, Original Screenplay, EE British Academy Film Awards in 2015

8 February 2015

Winner acceptance speech by Ralph Fiennes on behalf of Wes Anderson (Grand Budapest Hotel) for Original Screenplay 

Winner acceptance speech by Ralph Fiennes on behalf of Wes Anderson (Grand Budapest Hotel) in the Original Screenplay category


RALPH FIENNES:  I have a letter from Wes.  It goes like this:

"If Ralph Fiennes is reading this speech it must mean I have won a BAFTA for our screenplay in absentia.  I was already most unhappy to miss this event but now I am actually really angry and resentful that I am not there and I am furious.  I blame the Directors Guild of America for requiring my presence in Los Angeles where, most likely, I have already failed to win a different prize.  I extend my very deepest thanks to the British Academy of which I am a member in good standing and I look forward very, very eagerly to getting ahold of this award physically in my own hands as quickly as Fedex can possibly deliver it to me.  Thank you very very much."