Best Oscar Speech One-Liners Till Date

The most memorable part of Oscar night isn’t always who won what or who wore what, but who said what in their speech. Here are some of the best Oscar “one-liners” in Academy Awards history.

“Did I really earn this or did I just wear you all down?” Bullock began in a speech that praised her fellow nominees, her late mother, the real woman she portrayed in “The Blind Side,” and ended with a shout-out to “my lover, Meryl Streep.”


Jack Nicholson, Best Actor (1976):


On winning his first Oscar for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” Nicholson joked, “I guess this proves there’s as many nuts in the Academy as anywhere else.” He ended by thanking his old agent, “who told me about 10 years ago that I had no business being an actor.”