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Most joyous Oscars speeches

Roberto Benigni, Gwyneth Paltrow and Adrien Brody among the ten most joyous acceptance speeches at the Academy Awards
Roberto Benigni, Gwyneth Paltrow and Adrien Brody

These 10 most joyous acceptance speeches at the Academy Awards are sure to make you smile.

The amazing reactions range from Roberto Benigni climbing over the furniture (Best Actor and Foreign Language Film for ‘Life is Beautiful’ in 1998), Cuba Gooding Jr repeatedly shouting ‘I love you’ over the orchestra (Best Supporting Actor for ‘Jerry Maguire’ in 1996) and Gwyneth Paltrow being completely overcome by emotion when thanking her family (Best Actress for ‘Shakespeare in Love’ in 1998).

The award for most moving speech must go jointly to Tom Hanks (Best Actor for ‘Philadelphia’ in 1993) and Adrien Brody (Best Actor for ‘The Pianist’ in 2002).

And who could forget Sally Field’s famous – or maybe infamous – acceptance speech from 1985.

Roberto Benigni, Gwyneth Paltrow and Adrien Brody

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