After every Academy Award win, the person accepting must give a speech afterwards. They're usually more or less the same. "I'd like to thank my family, the academy, my friends." All that good stuff. Which is fine, but not always the case. Sometimes, the people accepting the Oscar are so pumped up and excited, they really make a show up on that stage. And it can be pretty damn entertaining! Here are some of my personal favorites from the past years (in no particular order).
1. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon win Best Original Screenplay: Good Will Hunting
It is no surprise this one is on the list. I mean these guys were so energetic and excited, it's hard not to smile while watching this video. The way they were just spouting out names and yelling (not to mention that voice crack from Affleck). But you can't blame them, they really are just kids, winning the biggest award in the film industry, who wouldn't act like that?
2. Cuba Gooding Jr. wins Best Actor in a Supporting role: Jerry Maguire
The acceptance speech that inspired Affleck's and Damon's exciting rant, Cuba Gooding was a man with a lot of energy, and he wasn't afraid to show it. Nothing seemed to out of the ordinary, not until the music started playing again. Most would just stop, but oh no, not Cuba. Not only did he keep talking, but he got louder, and filled with more energy. So much so that almost everyone in the room stood up and started cheering him on. Which frankly, was just awesome to see.
3. Julia Roberts wins Best Actress: Erin Brokovich
This speech, while different from the first two, should be on this list. Even though you can tell Julia is extremely nervous, she manages to start cracking jokes and forgets about her nervousness. Not to mention she lets out an enormous laugh at the end, truly showing how excited she was. It was a charming sight to see really.
Roberto Benigni wins Best Foreign Language Film: Life is Beautiful
This entry, is less about the actual speech itself, but rather his way up to the stage to give the speech. Roberto runs across the top of the chairs to get there. I repeat: HE RAN ACROSS THE TOP OF THE CHAIRS TO GET TO THE STAGE. I get that he was excited, buy holy hell that's a first! Regardless, it was incredibly entertaining to watch, and honestly, I might have done done the same thing...
There you have it folks, 4 of the funniest (at least in my opinion) Oscar acceptance speeches out there. Tell me, which one was your favorite? Is there one I didn't include? Let me know in the comments below. Follow me for more content, and until next time guys, take care.