Oscars 2014: 6 Most Humbling Acceptance Speeches

March 3, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Winners at the 86th Academy Awards are a gracious, humbling lot. No crazy acceptance speech moments, but lots of hope, humility, courage, inspiration, and determination.

Here are 6 moments worth sharing.


Steve McQueen — Best Picture (12 Years a Slave)




Alfonso Cuarón — Best Director (Gravity)




Matthew McConaughey — Best Actor (Dallas Buyers Club)




Cate Blanchett — Best Actress (Blue Jasmine)




Jared Leto — Best Supporting Actor (Dallas Buyers Club)




Lupita Nyong’o — Best Supporting Actress (12 Years a Slave)