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6 Best Oscar Speeches of All Time

6 Best Oscar Speeches of All Time

Winning an Oscar or the Academy award is considered as symbol of highest achievement and success in cinematic performance. This year was the 85th Oscar awards and over the years the statuette has brought a winning smile on the face of its receivers. Tears, overwhelming speeches, stutters, stammers and some embarrassing moments have made Oscars a memorable celebration. Here are the 6 of the best Oscar speeches of all times.

1. Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow won the Best actress award in a leading role category for her spectacular performance in Shakespeare in love. This was her first Academy award. Her speech was extremely touching and heartfelt as she was chosen over Meryl Streep as one of the nominees and called herself undeserving before her. Humility and tears were the strong emotions running in her speech. A beautiful, honest and heart rendering speech said in intense seizure of emotion!

2. Meryl Streep

For Meryl Streep Oscar has become a sweeping victory. She won her third Oscar in 2012 for her role in the film, The Iron Lady. Her speech was controlled not by racing emotions, but by an actress who comes up and says, “Oh no.. not her again.” She expressed that half the country would be disappointed with her third victory, but she has only one thing to say, “whatever!” It was a true Iron Lady speech.

3. Kate Winslet

This was one of the most special roles for Winslet as she played the role of a Nazi woman. This immensely talented actress opened her speech by recalling her nostalgia when as an 8 year old child she would hold her shampoo bottle as her award and practice her speech before the mirror. And now she has come a long way, making that shampoo bottle into an Academy award for her awe inspiring performance.

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