"We bow to our fellow nominees," Payne said. "We share this with George Clooney and the rest of the cast for interpreting our screenplay so generously. We also share it with, particularly, Kaui Hart Hemmings, a beautiful Hawaiian flower, for her novel."
Payne then dedicated his win to his mother, who was sitting in the audience.
"Thanks for letting me skip nursery school so we could go to the movies," he told her.