Oscars 2014: 10 Memorable Oscar Acceptance Speeches

February 23, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

The 86th Academy Awards is a week away!

We can’t predict the winner, but we can expect a range of emotions and reactions from the winners.

Here’s a look back at 10 memorable Oscar moments.




Cate Blanchett

Memorable moment: Calm, dignified, and a cheeky call out to director Martin Scorsese for her son to “marry your daughter.” We should see another class act if she bags an Oscar for her performance in Blue Jasmine.




Judi Dench

Memorable moment: “I do think also that the best bit about the Academy Awards is being nominated,” says the elegant Dench. “You live in a kind of haze for several weeks, and the terrible thing is that somebody’s got to win.” Sums up perfectly how all nominees must feel.