Almost as exciting as seeing who will take home a miniature golden statue at Sunday night’s Oscars is the allure of the acceptance speech. From Patricia Arquette’s call for gender equality that spawned Meryl Streep’s famous reaction to Sally Fields’s exclamation of “You like me,” these quick onstage addresses have created some of the Academy Awards’s most memorable moments.
Keep scrolling for an updating list of this year’s most notable speeches.
Regina King won Best Supporting Actress for her role in “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Springfield native Ruth E. Carter won Best Costume Design for her work on “Black Panther”
Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Green Book”
Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, and Nick Vallelonga won Best Original Screenplay for “Green Book”
Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel, and Kevin Willmott won Best Adapted Screenplay for “BlacKkKlansman”
Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, and Andrew Wyatt won Best Original Song for “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born”
Rami Malek won Best Actor for his role in “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Olivia Colman won Best Actress for her role in “The Favourite”
Alfonso Cuarón won Best Director for “Roma”
“Green Book” won Best Picture