Acceptance speeches at awards shows usually involve three solid minutes of dropping every big industry name the recipient can recall, likely in hopes of maintaining the relationships that keep the actor employed. It’s rare that those speeches have personal touches, but Danes pulled it off. She won for Homeland, and she cited the time fifteen years ago when she won for My So Called Life and she forgot to thank her parents, saying that she’s happy to have the opportunity to correct the error. Might I also add that she was the most deserving actress for that award? Her performance in Homeland is insanely fantastic. Watch her speech below.