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What are the most inspiring Oscar speeches of all time?

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Golden Globes, done! Next stop: The Academy Awards! For filmmakers and artists, this is the most important night in the silver screen industry. For ordinary lurkers like us, it is the night where we spend hours and hours throwing our appreciation posts for best-dressed celebrities and at the same time, an opportunity for some critics (or bashers) to actually share their hate posts, or make memes out of the worst-dressed Hollywood celebrities! For die-hard fans, it is the time of the year to watch live performances of their favorite artists. Yet, no matter what our reason is for watching the Oscars, one thing is certain--we all take our time to cheer for our favorite actors and actresses to win. And once that moment has arrived, it's time to hear their inspiring acceptance speech!

This page is dedicated to people who have always drawn inspiration from the brilliant actors and actresses they stan. If you follow Leonardo DiCaprio on and off cam, you know that feeling when he finally got the chance to be in the spotlight and deliver his inspiring Oscar speech. Of course, Hollywood darling Angelina Jolie also delivered one of the most heartfelt Oscar speeches that will surely move you to tears. These two and a lot more uplifting speeches are here to motivate you to build a life rooted in gratitude. With a full heart, we are proudly presenting a curated list of the most inspiring Oscar speeches of all time! Oh well, if you feel like revisiting some of the best Oscar-winning movies, you can always watch them here.

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  1. 1Viola Davis for Fences (2017)

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    Well, third time's really a charm for Viola Davis when she finally brought home the trophy for the Best Supporting Actress award for her movie Fences at the 2017 Oscars! She was previously nominated for her previous movies The Help and Doubt. Considered to be one of the most inspiring Oscar speeches of all time, Davis said with a full heart that she's forever thankful for becoming an artist and for being able to celebrate "...what it means to live a life." (Davis, 2017). And just like her character in Fences, Davis taught us that the real essence of being a devoted wife and mother is to continuously learn how to love, lose, win, and fail at life.

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  1. 2Angelina Jolie's Humanitarian Award (2013)

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    Most people would recognize Angelina Jolie as the Hollywood actress who slays in every action movie that she stars in. She's Mrs. Smith, Lara Croft, Evelyn Salt, and of course, Maleficent. Yet, little did people know that she wears a lot of other hats. She's a director and most importantly, she's a humanitarian. And among her nominations and awards in her entire life in the silver screen, perhaps the most prestigious and most inspiring one was the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award she got in 2013 at the Oscars. More than an actress, she became the voice of people who lacked the opportunity to live a privileged life that many people enjoy, including herself. Drawing inspiration from her late mother, she emphasized how the privileged can be of use and service to others.

  2. 3Lupita Nyong-O for 12 Years a Slave (2014)

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    After earning her degree from Yale School of Drama in 2012, Lupita Nyong'o eventually earned the respect of everyone, including her co-stars, when she received her first-ever Best Supporting Actress award and a standing ovation for 12 Years a Slave at the Academy Awards. She once said, "It doesn’t escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else’s." The ultimately moving part was when she thanked the spirit of Patsey, a real-life African-American slave who lived in the 19th century. She ended by giving validation to everyone's dreams!

  1. 4Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant (2016)

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    Finally! Leo DiCaprio got his well-deserved moment in the spotlight at the Oscars in 2016 for the movie The Revenant. Arguably, DiCaprio's one of the seasoned actors in Hollywood. He had been nominated for an Oscar award countless times but he always went home empty-handed. And on that historic day, it didn't escape him to thank the people whom he owed his success to. The highlight of his acceptance speech came in when he channeled the environmentalist in him. His inspiring speech was rather an eye-opener for people to start acknowledging climate change and to never take our planet for granted.

  2. 5Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club (2014)

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    There was no doubt that Jared Leto owned the Oscars acceptance speech in 2014 when he snatched the Best Supporting Actor award for his character as a transgender living with AIDS in the movie Dallas Buyers Club. For him, to be rooted in love and never-ending zest for life that his mother taught him at an early age was one of the things he would always be grateful for. Yet, the remarkable moment surfaced when he shared his success to the 36 million people who succumbed to AIDS and to everyone who experienced prejudice for being themselves. Truly one of the most inspiring Oscar speeches of all time. Raise your flag if you are an LGBTQ++ ally!

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    February 18, 2020
    "I actually cried when I watched and listen to Jolie's inspiring acceptance speech at Oscars. I felt her sincerity. The fact that she did a lot of humanitarian works to the extent of actually living with the refugees and victims of poverty, oh wow, that's just so adorable!"
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    Angelina Jolie's Humanitarian Award (2013)
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    February 18, 2020
    "I landed here because I sort of started to stan Viola Davis for her brilliant acting prowess in How to get away with murder. But really, I never thought she would be able to deliver such heart-moving speech at the Oscars!"
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    Viola Davis for Fences (2017)
This list is about What are the most inspiring Oscar speeches of all time
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1Viola Davis for Fences (2017)Other 22 Paid
2Angelina Jolie's Humanitarian Award (2013)Other 11 Paid
3Lupita Nyong-O for 12 Years a Slave (2014)Other 10 Paid
4Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant (2016)Other 1 Paid
5Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club (2014)Other 1 Paid
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