Ellen, I love you.
To my fellow nominees. I’m so proud to share this journey with you and I have so much respect for you all.
To the Academy; thank you.
In 1971. Bossier City, Louisiana. There was a teenage girl who was pregnant with her second child. She was a high school drop out and a single mom. But somehow she managed to make a better life for herself and her children. She encouraged her kids to be creative, to work hard and to do something special.
That girl is my mother and she’s here tonight. Mom, I love you thank you for teaching me to dream.
To my brother, Shannon, the best big brother in the world. You’re a true artist, thank you so much for sharing this insane and amazing adventure that is Thirty Seconds To Mars and for being my best friend, I love you, thank you.
To all the dreamers around the world watching this tonight, in places like the Ukraine to Venezuela – I want to say; we are here. And as you struggle to make your dreams happen, to live the impossible - we’re thinking of you tonight.
And this is so incredibly special as well because there are so many people that helped me get here and I just want to say thank you to Focus Features, to Mick Sullivan, to Jim Toth, to Jason Weinberg, to Emma Ludbrook, to Cali Adams, to the entire Dallas Buyers team, Matthew - I love you. To John Mark.
And his is for the 36 million people who have lost the battle to AIDS.
And to those of you out there who ever felt injustice because of who they you are or who you love.
Tonight, I stand here in front of the world, with you and for you.
Thank you so much, and goodnight.”