Angelina Jolie isn't one to take all the credit.
The writer, director and star of Universal Pictures' upcoming movie By the Sea received the WSJ. Magazine Innovator Award for Entertainment and Film in New York City Thursday, and rather than focus on her own accomplishments, she found a way to honor her late mother, actress and producer Marcheline Bertrand, in addition to her six children with Brad Pitt, her husband of just over a year.
E! News has the exclusive footage of Jolie accepting her award.
"When I was little, my mom used to say to me, 'Let me see your soul. When I was angry or sad or trying to express something that mattered, she would hold me and she would look me in the eyes and say that. And if I didn't know what it meant but I understood that she wanted me to drop all pretenses and just be. My children are innovators. All children are...For me, in my art of films as a director or writer, I try to listen to my mother and bear my soul and to listen to my kids and make a mess and to play and be free," Jolie said. "When we celebrate innovation we are celebrating human freedom. We can't put a price on the value of the individual spirit."
Jolie's speech only got more powerful from there.