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The 15th Annual Texas Film Awards unofficially kicked off South By Southwest last night by honoring Texans who contribute to film.

Animator and filmmaker Mike Judge hosted the ceremony, which honored the 2015 inductees into the Texas Film Hall of Fame, including Tommy Lee Jones, Luke Wilson, Bonnie Curtis, Guillermo del Toro, Christopher Evan Welch and L.M. Kit Carson.

During producer Bonnie Curtis' segment, her 17-year partner Stephen Spielberg popped up on the screen to offer her congratulations and many thanks for her hard work over the years.

"We've shared some of the greatest moments of our careers together," said Spielberg. 

Curtis has worked with Spielberg on his films "Saving Private Ryan," A.I," "Minority Report" and "The Lost World: Jurassic Park."

Take a look at Spielberg's touching tribute above. Is it us, or does he give himself a little pause after saying "Texas Spirit!" because he knew the crowd would love it? Bravo Spielberg.

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