Hilary Swank

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Hilary Swank was crowned Oscar's® golden girl in 2005 when she took home her second statuette, this time for her role in Million Dollar Baby!

Oprah: Was it as good the second time?

Hilary: Yes. It was…I'm just as speechless and in awe. I can't believe it. I can't believe it. Seriously. Still, it hasn't hit me. My first one hasn't even hit me!

Oprah: That was a role of a lifetime.

Hilary: I thought with Boys Don't Cry it was a role of a lifetime. And I thought once in a lifetime. Once. But to get that other opportunity [with Million Dollar Baby]…I guess I try and take it all in.

Oprah: Were you able to live the moment as well as be in there in the moment?

Hilary: I was really in the moment. I made sure that on the red carpet I was in the moment; I wasn't thinking about "later." In my seat…I tried to be really present when everyone else was getting their award. I wasn't thinking, "Well, how many is it away?" I was just trying to take them in and appreciate them…Honestly, it was an out-of-body experience.