Helena Bonham Carter has revealed she had her acceptance speech ready on a handkerchief in case she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in 'The King's Speech'.
Helena Bonham Carter had an acceptance speech written on a handkerchief in case she won an Oscar.
The 'King's Speech' star was up for the Best Supporting Actress prize for her performance as Queen Elizabeth in the movie - which won four gold statues in total last night (27.02.11) - and had her words of thanks printed on the unusual item.
While looking at the speech, she disappointingly said: "It will never be seen."
Helena also explained she was determined not to look disappointed when she lost out in her category to 'The Fighter' star Melissa Leo - who swore during her acceptance speech.
The 44-year-old actress wanted to appear gracious so her two children, son Billy, seven, and three-year-old daughter Nell, would learn that winning isn't everything.
Helena - who is in a long-term relationship with director Tim Burton - jokingly said: "Well I'm an actress, you've got to look pleased that someone else has won.
"I've got to be a good Example for my children. It's not the winning that counts, is it?"