24 March 1997, Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center, Los Angeles, USA
I know I have a little bit of time so I'm gonna rush and say everybody, and you cut away, I won't be mad at you. Tom said don't forget to thank your wife. I will never forget to thank my high school sweetheart and the mother of my children, Spencer and Mason. I love you, Sara. And my parents who are here, Shirley and Cuba the first. And... God, I love you. Hallelujah. Thank you, Father God, for putting me through what you put me through, but I'm here and I'm happy. I just want to... [Music begins to play]. Oh, here we go... Okay, the studio, I love you. And Cameron Crowe and... Tom Cruise! I love you, brother! I love you, man! [Applause starts.] Derek Brose, Shawn Suttles, Keith Butler, all my behind-the-scenes crew. Regina King, I love you! You did a great job when we made the movie! Everybody involved with the movie! [Loud cheering begins.] I love you! Oh my goodness! Here we are! I love you but keep going. [Unintelligible], everybody, I love you! I love you all! Cameron Crowe! James L. Brooks! [Standing ovation begins.] James L. Brooks, I love you! Everybody who's involved with this! I love you! I love you! I love you! ...Everybody involved!