10 Quotes from Best Oscar Speeches

Besides the Awards, the best part of the Academy Awards is undoubtedly the acceptance speeches. Time and again these talented celebrities have killed it by their humor, sarcasm, and happy tears. They just keep outranking one another and of course, we can’t rank them but we can put up some of the best quotes in no particular order. 

  • “No matter how far out your dreams are, it’s possible. Fair play to those who dare to dream and don’t give up.” —Marketa Irglova, Best Original Song, Once
  • “God bless that potential that we all have for making anything possible if we think we deserve it. I deserve this.” —Shirley MacLaine, Best Actress, Terms of Endearment
  • “…never once in my life did my parents ever say, ‘What you’re doing is a waste of time.’ Never. And I grew up, I had teachers, I had colleagues, I had people that I worked with all through my life who always told me what you’re doing is not a waste of time…
  • I know there are kids out there that don’t have that support system, so if you’re out there and you’re listening, listen to me: If you want to be creative, get out there and do it; it’s not a waste of time. Do it. OK?” —Michael Giacchino, Best Original Music Score, Up
  • “You just do the best you can.” —Clint Eastwood, Best Director, Million Dollar Baby

10 Quotes from Best Oscar Speeches
10 Quotes from Best Oscar Speeches

  • “Stay weird. Stay different. And then when it’s your turn and you are standing on this stage, please pass the same message to the next person who comes along. Thank you so much.” —Graham Moore, Best Adapted Screenplay, The Imitation Game
  • “There are a few things, about three things to my count that I need each day. One I need something to look up to, another something to look forward to, and another is someone to chase.” —Matthew McConaughey, Best Actor, Dallas Buyers Club
  • “This moment is so much bigger than me. This moment is for Dorothy Dandridge, Lena Horne, Diahann Carroll. It’s for the women that stand beside me: Jada Pinkett, Angela Bassett, Vivica Fox. And it’s for every nameless, faceless woman of color that now has a chance because this door tonight has been opened.” —Halle Berry, Best Actress, Monster’s Ball.
  • “Run to the rescue with love, and peace will follow” —Joaquin Phoenix, Best Actor
  • “Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take this evening for granted.” —Leonardo DiCaprio, Best Actor
  • “Can I have my champagne now?” —Cate Blanchett, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, The Aviator

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