The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) Poster

(2007 TV Special)

Alan Arkin: Himself - Winner


  • Alan Arkin - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role : I know you're not supposed to read but I'd be totally incoherent if I didn't. It's handwritten, it's short. More than anything I am deeply moved by the open-hearted appreciation our small film has received, which in these fragmented times speaks so openly of the possibility of innocence, growth and connection. Acting for me has always been and always will be a team sport. I cannot work at all unless I feel a spirit of unity around me. So my main sense of gratitude goes to the entire cast and crew and production team of "Little Miss Sunshine" for creating the same sense of joy and trust and community that the film speaks about. I'd like to thank the Academy, Fox Searchlight, my wife Suzanne, my sons Adam, Matthew and Tony for their endless support. My representation: Estelle, Lee, Frank and Melody. And for the great teachers I've had throughout my life, both in and out of the profession. Thank you very much.

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