Oscar acceptance speeches, get your Oscar acceptance speeches

Others have pointed this out, but in case you haven’t seen it, there is a database of transcripts of Academy Award acceptance speeches.

Here, for example, are the exact words to the conclusion of Sally Field’s most famous Oscar moment. It has a different feel than is commonly remembered. I think some consider it a moment of arrogance on her part, when it’s clear that, for better or worse, it’s long-sought validation.

“… But I want to say thank you to you. I haven’t had an orthodox career and I’ve wanted more than anything to have your respect. The first time I didn’t feel it, but this time I feel it. And I can’t deny the fact that you like me. Right now, you like me! Thank you.”

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