Emily Blunt scored a surprise win at the Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday night for her performance in “A Quiet Place,” and her acceptance speech left her husband and “A Quiet Place” director/co-writer John Krasinski misty-eyed.
When Blunt took the stage after winning the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, she devoted most of her speech to thanking the Newton native. TNT’s cameras cut back to Krasinski three times during Blunt’s speech, with the actor appearing emotional each time.
“I am gonna share this completely with my husband, John Krasinski,” Blunt said. “Because the entire experience of doing this with you has completely pierced my heart directly. You are a stunning filmmaker. I’m so lucky to be with you and to have done this film with you. Thank you for giving me the part. You would’ve been in major trouble if you hadn’t, so you didn’t really have an option, but thank you.”
Blunt also acknowledged the couple’s two daughters, whom she said would be proud of Krasinski’s work as well.
“And thank you to the two little poems in our life,” Blunt said. “Our daughters, Hazel and Violet, who will have to be at least 45 before they can see this film, but they’ll be proud of you nonetheless.”
In a press interview following her acceptance speech, Blunt elaborated on how much she enjoyed working with her husband on “A Quiet Place.”
“My favorite thing about shooting ‘Quiet Place’ for sure was working with John,” Blunt said. “We had never done it before, and it is kind of the great unknown. You go into this process not knowing what that’s going to be, and a lot of people were like, ‘You’re gonna be divorced by the end of it.’ And actually, we were so much closer. I think the discovery of how well we collaborate and how well we can create something together was so special.”
After the show, Krasinski posted a photo on Instagram of himself and Blunt the moment her win was announced. His caption, a clever nod to the film’s world of near-silence, was, “Very fittingly… no words.”