5 best Oscar acceptance speeches
We are revisiting the best Oscar acceptance speeches ever. When Meryl Streep won the Best Actress Oscar for The Iron Lady in 2012 she just made us love her more when she quipped; “When they called my name, I had this feeling I could hear half of America going, 'Oh no. Come on. . . Her, again?' You know. But, whatever." Which quote is your favourite?
1. James Cameron – 1997
“I don't know about you but I'm having a really great time. Every director that ever stood up here had his cast to thank, and I had a killer cast. They really threw down for me. So, Kate, Gloria, Leo, Kathy, Frances and Billy, Bill, Suzy, Lewis, and about eighty others, you guys gave me pure gold every day and I share this gold with you. Everybody else that I was going to thank either got an Oscar or a nomination so they're covered, except for my fellow producers Rae Sanchini and Jon Landau; Josh McLaglen; Rod Lurie; my brother Mike Cameron, who built the deep diving camera system. My lovely wife Linda, our two beautiful children, Dalton and Josephine. And my original producers, my parents, who are here tonight, Phillip and Shirley Cameron. Mom, Dad, there is no way that I can express to you what I'm feeling right now, my heart is full to bursting, except to say, ‘I'm the king of the world!’”
2. Roberto Benigni – 1999
“Thank you! This is a terrible mistake because I used up all my English. I don't know! I am not able to express all my gratitude, because now, my body is in tumult because it is a colossal moment of joy so everything is really in a way that I cannot express. I would like to be Jupiter! And kidnap everybody and lie down in the firmament making love to everybody, because I don't know how to express. It's a question of love. You are really -- this is a mountain of snow, so delicate, the suavity and the kindness, it is something I cannot forget, from the bottom of my heart. And thank you for the Academy Awards for the, who really loved the movie. Thank you to all in Italy, for the Italian cinema, grazie al Italia who made me. I am really, I owe to them all my, if I did something good. So grazie al Italia e grazie al America, land of the lot of things here. Thank you very much. And I hope, really I don't deserve this, but I hope to win some other Oscars! Thank you! Thank you very much! Thank you!”
3. Grace Kelly – 1955
“The thrill of this moment keeps me from saying what I really feel. I can only say thank you with all my heart to all who made this possible for me. Thank you.”
4. Sandra Bullock – 2010
“I would like to thank the Academy for allowing me in the last month to have the most incredible ride with rooms full of artists that I see tonight and that I’ve worked with before and I hope to work with in the future, who inspire me and blaze trails for us.”
5. Bob Hope – 1965
“Welcome to the Academy Awards - or as it's known at my house, Passover and for the first time ever, you can actually see the losers turn green.”
Republished with permission Wyza.