The Oscars reeled in amazing speeches that highlighted their much-deserved wins.
The 91st Academy Awards ended last night with a bang and had quite a few surprises to go with it as well. The first year in Oscar history that saw a host-free night, it still lived up to the hype with a strong opening monologue from the trifecta of Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey, and Amy Poehler.
The evening flourished with predictability at first until quite a few surprises lit up the Dolby Theatre. The most notable one highlighting Oliva Colman’s first ever Oscar nomination and win for her portrayal in The Favourite. Even Glen Close’s reaction mirrored that of every single actor in attendance. She graced everyone with a lovely and honest reaction speech that wasn’t prepared or practiced. It was truly emotional gratitude for the highest honor.
Fellow Winners Rami Malek and Mahershala Ali also gave touching speeches thanking their loved ones. Among the rest, the best were also some surprising wins that resulted in memorable highlights.
These impacting moments below are the 5 best acceptance speeches from the 2019 Oscars.
#5 Regina King – Best Supporting Actress “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Regina King took the first honor of the night and delivered her speech with grace and fashion.
Immediately thanking the late James Baldwin, author of “If Beale Street Could Talk”, she then made her way thanking everyone involved in this movie from director to cast and crew. The touching moment was her acknowledgment of the support she has in her family including the most important person in her life, her Mom.
“I’m an example of what it looks like when support and love is poured into someone…..Mom, I love you so much.”
She was also sure to mention her fellow nominees as her sisters in Art which were well received by them as she was closing her speech. Her ending was a sweet thank you to God. God is good all the time.