Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama
Erika's Acceptance Speech 1992:
"Thank you so very
much. My God, I'm so proud. Thank you to the Academy and the Blue Ribbon
Panel and to all of you who gave me your good wishes. I want to thank my
Mother and my Father who taught me to love and respect the art of acting.
And I want to thank my real family, my husband, Brian and my children,
Michael and Amanda who are here with me tonight.
And I am extraordinarily proud to have been with One Life to Live for
twenty-one years. I don't really know of another actress who's had that
kind of opportunity. Who has had the opportunity to acts as I have for
twenty-one years, almost every day. I want to thank all the people who
have afforded me that opportunity starting with Agnes Nixon, Joan
D'Incecco, and Doris Quinlan, straight through to Paul Rauch and to Linda
Gottlieb. I want to thank our writers, headed by Michael Malone, for
wonderful work. Our marvelous directors, our whole crew, and everyone at
the show. I am truly, truly proud to be associated with them. Thank
"I truly did not expect to win, and I didn't really have a
prepared speech, as I'm sure you all saw. I wanted to thank Jessie [fellow
nominee Jessica Tuck, who played Megan] because working with her made my
work so much easier. She is a glorious, sensitive, wonderful actress, and
she did beautfully. It was hard not to be upset. And Susan [Lucci, Erica,
AMC] is a wonderful actress. They are all wonderful. It's extraordinary
company to be in."