"I'd like to dedicate this very special, special, special honor to all of the people who have lost their lives as a result of this dreadful disease. To the people out there around the world who are living with HIV/AIDs. I'd like to share it with the Rayons of the world, the people who have made a choice to live their lives not as others would have them live it, but as they have chosen to dream it. I'm so proud that I've been able to glimpse the world through your eyes."
It was a beautiful thank you, but would've meant much more if it didn't seem like damage control for his previous mistake. Hopefully, if Leto wins the Oscar — something that is seeming more and more likely — he'll thank the people who most deserve it, and do so a little more sincerely. Next time, maybe we'll see an earnest, emotional, appreciative thank you, with nary a joke in sight.