(Above: HBO CEO Richard Plepler and Michael Douglas at the 2015 International Emmy Awards.)

At the 43rd International Emmy Awards gala, Academy Award-winning actor and producer Michael Douglas presented Richard Plepler, Chairman and CEO of HBO, with the Directorate Award.

While accepting the award, Plepler recognized HBO employees around the world saying, "It doesn't matter what area of the company we’re speaking about, we have the best team in the business, and that is the secret to HBO’s success.”

Watch his entire acceptance speech here:

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