Most Brilliant Acceptance Speeches Ever

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Awards season is upon us.
This means we get to watch celebrities enjoy the dresses, the music, the incredibly funny hosts, and the wide assortment of acceptance speeches.
Here are a few of our favorites over the years.

Viola Davis

Viola Davis SAG Awards Via giphy.com.
Viola Davis SAG Awards Via giphy.com.

This woman knows how to throw down some sweet attitude.

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet Oscar Via giphy.com.
Kate Winslet Oscar Via giphy.com.

From the classic Titanic to this brilliant statement. Kate Winslet knows that we all have practiced this speech at some point.

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo Dicaprio Golden Globe Via giphy.com.
Leonardo Dicaprio Golden Globe Via giphy.com.

The Man who will never win an Oscar, has to thank anyone for an award that he can.

Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno Oscar Via giphy.com.
Rita Moreno Oscar Via giphy.com.

Short and to the point. They didn’t even have to pull her off the stage with the shepherds crook for going overtime.

Cher

Cher Academy Award Via giphy.com.
Cher Academy Award Via giphy.com.

Cher might not have said your name, but “the lady who taught me how speak this brooklyn accent” is the best thank you we have ever seen.

Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong'o Oscar Via giphy.com.
Lupita Nyong’o Oscar Via giphy.com.

There are those sweet speeches that are meant to inspire others.

Jeffery Trambor

Jefferey Tambor Emmy Via giphy.com.
Jefferey Tambor Emmy Via giphy.com.

The ones that are dedicated to groups.

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore Emmy Via giphy.com.
Julianne Moore Emmy Via giphy.com.

Take that Sarah Palin. Your vote didn’t matter!

Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews Oscar Via giphy.com.
Julie Andrews Oscar Via giphy.com.

Dang, this woman just oozes class and sincerity.

Patricia Arquette

Patricia Arquette Oscar Via giphy.com.
Patricia Arquette Oscar Via giphy.com.

The speeches that are really statements made from a televised soapbox. Time constraints don’t actually apply to celebrities.

Marlon Brando

Sacheen Littlefeather on behalf of Marlon Brando Oscar Via giphy.com.
Sacheen Littlefeather on behalf of Marlon Brando Oscar Via giphy.com.

The time that Marlon Brando, refused the award. He sent Sacheen Littlefeather to read a statement about the mistreatment of native Americans in Hollywood. (It upset many of the events attendees.)

Anthony Quinn

Anthony Quinn Academy Awards Via giphy.com.
Anthony Quinn Academy Awards Via giphy.com.

Oh no, darlings. Why can’t we all be friends?

Alejandro G. Inarritu

Alejandro G. Inarritu Oscar. Via giphy.com.
Alejandro G. Inarritu Oscar. Via giphy.com.

More encouragement for the “young people”.

Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne Young Hollywood Awards Via giphy.com.
Bella Thorne Young Hollywood Awards Via giphy.com.

Terrible advice for the “young people.”

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence Golden Globe Via giphy.com.
Jennifer Lawrence Golden Globe Via giphy.com.

Ah. Thank you for stating the obvious, Jennifer. We love you commentary.

Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson BAFTAS Via giphy.com.
Emma Thompson BAFTAS Via giphy.com.

She can’t even be insulted. She is just to fabulous for American award shows apparently.

Shailene Woodley

Shailene Woodley Teen Choice Awards Via giphy.com.
Shailene Woodley Teen Choice Awards Via giphy.com.

Really guys. Watch what advice your giving to kids.

Hopefully this years awards season will produce more fantastic gifs.