There have been a number of memorable acceptance speeches at the Academy Awards.
Here are the top five most memorable Oscars acceptance speeches:
Director James Cameron has a fun moment. Director James Cameron had a great night during the 1998 Academy Awards. Cameron, who was at the awards ceremony to help represent his film Titanic, had a fun moment when he won the Best Director award for the film. During his acceptance speech, he remarked that he felt as if he was “the king of the world” for winning the Oscar.
Halle Berry is grateful for the award. Halle Berry, who won a Best Actress in a Leading Role Oscar for her performance in Monster’s Ball, gave a heartfelt Oscars acceptance speech. Berry stated, “This moment is so much bigger than me. This is for every nameless, faceless woman of color who now has a chance tonight because this door has been opened.”
Julia Roberts makes fun of the awards ceremony. Julia Roberts, who won an Academy Award for her performance in the 2001 film Erin Brockovich, made fun of the orchestra conductor of the awards ceremony for cutting off her acceptance speech. Roberts was certainly not happy and noted during the speech, “Sir, you’re doing a great job but you’re so quick with that stick so why don’t you sit because I may never be here again.” Since her speech, Roberts has only been nominated once, for her performance in August: Osage County.
Tom Hanks gives a personal statement. After winning an Oscar for his performance in Philadelphia, Tom Hanks made a political statement about homosexuality. He acknowledged that he knew two people who were close to him that were gay and were “two of the finest gay Americans.” It is worth noting that the two people had not previously announced their sexuality. Also, Tom Hanks’ memorable Oscar acceptance speech inspired the film In & Out.
Kate Winslet shares a funny story. The last memorable Oscars acceptance speech on my top five list is a speech by the English actress Kate Winslet, who won for her performance in The Reader. During her acceptance speech, she remarked that she had been planning her speech since she was eight-years-old. She also said that she started rehearsing the speech with a shampoo bottle.
Mike Krumboltz, “Most Memorable Oscar Speeches,” Yahoo! Movies.
“Oscar Speeches: The Best of All Time,” US Weekly.