Sunday, February 24, 2013
And the Oscar for Best Actor goes to . . .
In honor of the 85th Academy Awards tonight, I thought it would be fun to look back at some past Oscar winners. So below you can enjoy 25 acceptance speeches for Best Actor:
Gregory Peck (To Kill a Mockingbird) at the 35th Academy Awards in 1963 (presented by Sophia Loren and introduced by host Frank Sinatra).
Sidney Poitier (Lilies of the Field) at the 36th Academy Awards in 1964 (presented by Anne Bancroft and introduced by host Jack Lemmon).
Rex Harrison (My Fair Lady) at the 37th Academy Awards in 1965 (presented by Audrey Hepburn and introduced by host Bob Hope).
Rod Steiger (In the Heat of the Night) at the 40th Academy Awards in 1968 (presented by Audrey Hepburn).
John Wayne (True Grit) at the 42nd Academy Awards in 1970 (presented by Barbra Streisand).
Gene Hackman (The French Connection) at the 44th Academy Awards in 1972 (presented by Liza Minnelli).
Jack Lemmon (Save the Tiger) at the 46th Academy Awards in 1974 (presented by Liza Minnelli and Gregory Peck).
Art Carney (Harry and Tonto) at the 47th Academy Awards in 1975 (presented by Glenda Jackson).
Jack Nicholson (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) at the 48th Academy Awards in 1976 (presented by Art Carney).
Richard Dreyfuss (The Goodbye Girl) at the 50th Academy Awards in 1978 (presented by Sylvester Stallone).
Jon Voight (Coming Home) at the 51st Academy Awards in 1979 (presented by Ginger Rogers and Diana Ross).
Dustin Hoffman (Kramer vs. Kramer) at the 52nd Academy Awards in 1980 (presented by Jane Fonda).
Robert De Niro (Raging Bull) at the 53rd Academy Awards in 1981 (presented by Sally Field).
Robert Duvall (Tender Mercies) at the 56th Academy Awards in 1984 (presented by Dolly Parton and Sylvester Stallone and introduced by host Johnny Carson).
F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus) at the 57th Academy Awards in 1985 (presented by Shirley MacLaine).
William Hurt (Kiss of the Spider Woman) at the 58th Academy Awards in 1986 (presented by Sally Field).
Dustin Hoffman (Rain Man) at the 61st Academy Awards in 1989 (presented by Michael Douglas).
Daniel Day-Lewis (My Left Foot) at the 62nd Academy Awards in 1990 (presented by Jodie Foster).
Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs) at the 64th Academy Awards in 1992 (presented by Kathy Bates).
Al Pacino (Scent of a Woman) at the 65th Academy Awards in 1993 (presented by Jodie Foster).
Tom Hanks (Philadelphia) at the 66th Academy Awards in 1994 (presented by Emma Thompson).
Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump) at the 67th Academy Awards in 1995 (presented by Holly Hunter).
Jack Nicholson (As Good as It Gets) at the 70th Academy Awards in 1998 (presented by Frances McDormand).
Kevin Spacey (American Beauty) at the 72nd Academy Awards in 2000 (presented by Gwyneth Paltrow).
Adrien Brody (The Pianist) at the 75th Academy Awards in 2003 (presented by Halle Berry).