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    Tom O'Neil
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    Let’s create Gold Derby’s Top 10 list of best Oscar acceptance speeches ever. Let’s suggest some goodies and then do a poll. But, first, let’s start with the goodies — like Dustin Hoffman thanking his parents for not taking birth control.

    What have been YOUR top faves?

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    skyes
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    Needless to say, Olivia Colman.

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    Bong Joon Ho’s Directing win speech.

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      On top of my head:

      – Olivia Colman, Best Actress for The Favourite
      – Frances McDormand, Best Actress for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
      – Emma Thompson, Best Adapted Screenplay for Sense and Sensibility
      – Sidney Poitier, Best Actor for Lilies of the Field
      – Marion Cotillard, Best Actress for La Vie en Rose
      – Bong Joon-ho, Best Director for Parasite

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    nothing even comes close to this

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    – Bob Fosse’s speech for Best Director (Cabaret): “on a night like this you have compassion for everyone”

    – Olivia Colman’s for Best Actress (The Favourite): “this is hilarious!”

    – Marion Cotillard for Best Actress (La Vie en Rose) – “Thank you Academy!”

    – Bong Joon-ho for Best Director (Parasite) – Martin Scorsese praise

    – Emma Thompson for Best Actress (Howards End) – “Thank you for paying me, I might have to give all the money back!”

    – Alfred Hitchcock’s honorary award – 2 second “thank you”

    The Silent Child‘s win for Best Live Action Short – signed acceptance speech

    FYC Emmys: "The Crown" in all categories, "I May Destroy You" in all categories, "It's a Sin" in all categories, "Small Axe" in all categories, Billie Piper ("I Hate Suzie"), Yvonne Strahovski ("Stateless") and Ruth Wilson ("His Dark Materials")

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    Cate Blanchett’s win for Blue Jasmine: “You’re too old to be standing!”

    But her speech at the SAG awards was even better. “Thank you to those who voted for me; for those who didn’t better luck next time.”

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    Louise Fletcher for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”

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    Louise Fletcher

    Just watched it

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    I watched Cuba Gooding Jr.’s last night, so that one.

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    Frances Mcdormand’s win for Fargo still is a very relevant, nuanced and funny speech

    Four-time Academy Award winner Frances McDormand

    Two-time Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins

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    My personal favorites are Steven Soderbergh’s Best Director speech (short and simple, but also showing a deep appreciation for what he does) and Matthew McConaughey’s Best Actor speech (relating personal stories without coming off as preachy, it’s almost a tearjerker thinking about it).

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    Rita Moreno’s “I can’t believe it!”

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