Top Oscar acceptance speeches

Updated - February 28, 2016 08:50 pm IST

Published - February 21, 2015 09:22 pm IST

Cuba Gooding Jr., Best Supporting Actor for "Jerry Maguire," 1997

"I love you Tom Cruise!" shouted Gooding Jr. even after the background music signalling for him to stop. His gushing thanks to all the crew members of 'Jerry Maguire' makes it one of the most memorable acceptance speeches for the golden statue.

Robin Williams, Best Supporting Actor for "Good Will Hunting," 1998

"This might be the one time that I am speechless," gushed Robin Williams in his trademark booming voice. This fist Oscar acceptance speech of the late actor is easily one of the most remembered.

Meryl streep, Best Actress in Leading Role for 'The Iron Lady', 2012

Metryl Streep pays a heartwhelming tribute in her acceptance speech for winning the Oscar for her remarkable performance as the Iron Lady. Getting her hands on the evasive statue after 30 years for her role in 'Sophie's Choice', she couldnt contain her emotions while thanking all her friends for a fruitful career.

Matthew McConaughey, Best Actor for 'Dallas Buyers' Club', 2014

Known for his roles in rom-coms, Matthew McConaughey's performance in this movie surprised many including critics. In this calm acceptance speech, the actor thanks everyone in his family and ends with the famous drawl "Alright! alright! alright!"

Tom Hanks, Best Actor for 'Philadelphia'

Tom Hanks' fantastic acceptance speech echoing his gratitude to everyone from his High School teacher to the 'Philadelphia' crew is once again a reflection of his streak to take up films that are seldom taken up by others. The movie was a landmark one in Hollywood with being one of the first to talk about a gay lawyer with AIDS.

Roberto Benigni, Best Foreign Language Film for "Life is Beautiful,", 1999

Climbing atop the seats with enthusiam in each step, Benigni jumps his way to the dias to get the golden statue.Bubbling with happiness, the director/actor gets a standing ovation even before he got onto the stage.

Kate Winslet, Best Actress for 'The Reader', 2009

While her fantastic performance in 'Titanic' did not bag her the Oscar, her portrayal of an illeterate woman in Nazi Germany is one the most critically-acclaimed roles of hers.

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