7 of Oscars Most Memorable Acceptance Speeches

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It has been said that unscripted television is good television. Luckily for us, ABC’s annual broadcast of the Academy Awards never disappoints.

Every year, Hollywood’s biggest and brightest actors flock to the Academy Awards in the hopes of winning an Oscar. And every year, the winners deliver some of the most shocking, emotional, and downright unforgettable acceptance speeches.

Watch the clips we chose as the Oscars’ Best Acceptance Speeches of all time.

The winner with cutest acceptance speech goes to 11 year-old, Anna Paquin at the 1993 Academy Awards. The young actress accepted the Oscar for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ in her film, The Piano.

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon were just a couple of boys from Boston when they won ‘Best Writing’ for Good Will Hunting at the 1998 Academy Awards.

The most cringe-worthy acceptance speech belongs to Angelina Jolie and her infamous proclamation of love for her brother, James. In case you forgot, she won her Oscar for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ in Girl, Interrupted.

Adrien Brody won more than just an Oscar at the 2003 Academy Awards. He decided to seize his winning moment by making-out with Halle Berry.

You know who loves Tom Cruise? Cuba Gooding Jr. loves Tom Cruise. The actor was displayed his excitement while accepting the 1997 Oscar for ‘Best Supporting Actor’. 

In 2009, the Oscar for ‘Best Supporting Actor’ went to the late, Heath Ledger. His parents accepted the award on his behalf and gave a truly humbling speech about their son.

Leave it to Melissa Leo to break all the rules at the 2011 Academy Awards. After a flirty exchange with her presenter on stage, the Oscar-winning actress dropped an F-Bomb mid speech.