Alain Delon: "Marion, I give you this César. I think this César is for a great great actress, and I know what I'm talking about"
Marion: "Thank you. I'd like to thank Olivier Dahan. Olivier, you're not here tonight, but you changed my life, you changed my life as an actress, you changed my whole life. You wrote the most beautiful role ever, and you gave it to me, you asked me to play a whole life, and just for that, it (the César) is obviously for you. I'd like to thank the crew of course: the French one, the English one, the one from the Czec Republic; all these beautiful souls who made this adventure so extraordinary. I'd like to thank all my partners who have been ... who have given me so so so so much (she begins to cry) and I'd like to thank my parents because they made me feel like being an actress, they gave me all the freedom to say that it was possible to act great parts, and I'd like to thank my inspirations: Marcel, my grandmothers and the little blond angel. All this people together created Piaf and also Ginou: I love you; you opened your life to me, you opened 15 years of friendship with Piaf to me and it really inspired me. And I'd like to thank all the people who are giving this (the César) to me tonight. Thank you very much ! (Translation by Cassie)."
Marion accepts her Best Actress award.
Stay tuned for results throughout the day (I believe the ceremony starts at 4pm EST). Amely has very graciously volunteered to give us updates.
Although there's some doubt as to whether Marion will take the Best Actress award tonight, let's stay hopeful and wish her (and everyone nominated for their work on "La Vie en Rose") good luck!
UPDATE: Keep checking the comments section, as Amely is providing us with regular updates about the ongoing ceremony. Also, she's directing us to Getty Images, which has the first photos of Marion's arrival.
UPDATE 2: So Marion won the big prize and we're thrilled for her. Hopefully someone will upload her speech to YouTube in warp speed :) Thanks to Amely for the running commentary. A very exciting day here at "Road to Oscar." And the end of the road is almost here -- seems like only yesterday!
While we wait, make sure you check the excerpts from a documentary on Marion's "LVeR" journey here.The documentary will be aired soon on French television. This is fantastic stuff; we even get to see Marion's reaction to her Golden Globe win (first clip); and her having a ciggy before the Oscar nominations announcement (not because she's nervous, she says, lol). Thanks, Amely!