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Sunday, February 24, 2013

And the Oscar for Best Supporting 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 Supporting Actor:

George Kennedy (Cool Hand Luke) at the 40th Academy Awards in 1968 (presented by Patty Duke and introduced by host Bob Hope).



John Mills (Ryan's Daughter) at the 43rd Academy Awards in 1971 (presented by Maggie Smith).



Ben Johnson (The Last Picture Show) at the 44th Academy Awards in 1972 (presented by Richard Harris and Sally Kellerman and introduced by host Alan King).



Joel Grey (Cabaret) at the 45th Academy Awards in 1973 (presented by Diana Ross and James Coburn).



George Burns (The Sunshine Boys) at the 48th Academy Awards in 1976 (presented by Linda Blair and Ben Johnson).



Jason Robards (All the President's Men) at the 49th Academy Awards in 1977 (presented by Tatum O'Neal and introduced by host Richard Pryor).



Christopher Walken (The Deer Hunter) at the 51st Academy Awards in 1979 (presented by Dyan Cannon and Telly Savalas).



Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People) at the 53rd Academy Awards in 1981 (presented by Jack Lemmon and Mary Tyler Moore).



John Gielgud (Arthur) at the 54th Academy Awards in 1982 (presented by Carol Burnett and Joel Grey).



Louis Gossett, Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman) at the 55th Academy Awards in 1983 (presented by Susan Sarandon and Christopher Reeve).



Jack Nicholson (Terms of Endearment) at the 56th Academy Awards in 1984 (presented by Mary Tyler Moore and Timothy Hutton).



Don Ameche (Cocoon) at the 58th Academy Awards in 1986 (presented by Cher).



Michael Caine (Hannah and Her Sisters) at the 59th Academy Awards in 1987 (presented by Jeff Bridges and Sigourney Weaver).



Sean Connery (The Untouchables) at the 60th Academy Awards in 1988 (presented by Cher and Nicolas Cage).



Kevin Kline (A Fish Called Wanda) at the 61st Academy Awards in 1989 (presented by Sean Connery, Michael Caine and Roger Moore).



Denzel Washington (Glory) at the 62nd Academy Awards in 1990 (presented by Geena Davis).



Joe Pesci (Goodfellas) at the 63rd Academy Awards in 1991 (presented by Brenda Fricker).



Jack Palance (City Slickers) at the 64th Academy Awards in 1992 (presented by Whoopi Goldberg).



Tommy Lee Jones (The Fugitive) at the 66th Academy Awards in 1994 (presented by Marisa Tomei).



Martin Landau (Ed Wood) at the 67th Academy Awards in 1995 (presented by Anna Paquin and introduced by host David Letterman).



Kevin Spacey (The Usual Suspects) at the 68th Academy Awards in 1996 (presented by Dianne Wiest).



Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire) at the 69th Academy Awards in 1997 (presented by Mira Sorvino).



Robin Williams (Good Will Hunting) at the 70th Academy Awards in 1998 (presented by Mira Sorvino).



James Coburn (Affliction) at the 71st Academy Awards in 1999 (presented by Kim Basinger and introduced by host Whoopi Goldberg).



George Clooney (Syriana) at the 78th Academy Awards in 2006 (presented by Nicole Kidman and introduced by host Jon Stewart).

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