Date: 28th February 2005

Jamie's emotional win

Jamie Foxx broke down in tears as he accepted his Best Actor Oscar for Ray.

He broke down in tears when speaking about his grandmother, whom he described as his first acting teacher, when he was young reports BBC online.

The star, who had two nominations this year, also paid tribute to the "beautiful legacy" of soul legend Ray Charles, who died last year, and thanked director Taylor Hackford.

"You took a chance, man," he said. "That love for Ray Charles was deep down in the earth somewhere and you opened it up.

Everybody's drowning in this love. Thank you for taking a chance and thank you for waiting 15 years to get me to do it."

Jamie thrilled the audience by singing during his acceptance speech.

Source: Press Release