"I um, I’m gonna read. This is something that our creator Chris Carter has written in something that I’m supposed to perform tomorrow and obviously I’m not prepared:
That what can be imagined can be achieved. That you must dare to dream, but there is no substitute for perseverance and hard work, and teamwork. Because no one gets there alone…and while we commemorate the greatness of these events and the individuals who achieve them, we cannot forget the sacrifice of those who make these achievements and leaps possible.
With that in mind there are a few people that I would like to thank. First and foremost, David Duchovny, my co-hort in crime, without you I wouldn’t be here. (At this point David, who presented her the award and is now standing to her left calls out “well I read your name [on the envelope]”. She laughs.) You amaze me.
Um Connie Frieberg, my manager, without who’s voice of reason, humanity, humility and comic relief I would not be standing here today. Michelle Stern, Peter Levine, Steve Glick my agents who have been busting their respective bal- butts, sorry- on my behalf (Gillian and audience laughs). And who uh, (more laughter), who gratefully comprehend that no means no.
Randy Stone, a friend and a genius in my eyes.. um, he cast the show. Um, and last but certainly not least our crew. We have been blessed with the most creative, hard working, ballsey- I said it twice (laughter) collection of human beings anyone could ever dream of having on their team. And uh, this is for all of you. Thank you.”
Gillian Anderson’s acceptance speech at the 1997 SAG Awards