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Can you name the Academy Award winners from these clips of their acceptance speeches?
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Places in the Heart (1985)
Terms of Endearment (1983)
Good Will Hunting (1997)
Last King of Scotland (2006)
The Blind Side (2010)
City Slickers (1992)
A Beautiful Mind (2002)
True Grit (1970)
Silence of the Lambs (1992)
Erin Brockovich (2001)
Honorary Award (1996)
Mary Poppins (1965)
The Sunshine Boys (1976)
Kramer vs. Kramer (1980)
Life is Beautiful (1999)
Monster's Ball (2001)
Jerry Maguire (1997)
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Mar 7th, 2010 at 04:09 GMT
The year listed is the year of the Academy Awards presentation. For most films, the release date is the year prior (though I believe it was two years prior for 'Life is Beautiful.'
Mar 7th, 2010 at 04:17 GMT
Mar 7th, 2010 at 04:35 GMT
I recommend everyone nominate this for the front page today. Terrific quiz!
Mar 7th, 2010 at 04:36 GMT
rockgolf- if you keep leaving comments like that on my quizzes, people are going to think that I'm paying you. (Which reminds me, how much do I owe you this month?)
Mar 7th, 2010 at 04:51 GMT
A wonderful assortment of 19 brilliant entertainers at their most humble and the biggest d-bag the world has ever seen (and he could always top it tonight).
Mar 7th, 2010 at 04:52 GMT
JohnJF- I tried to get a good mix by gender, race, nationality, era- even mixing in an honorary award winner. If I'm guessing right about your least favorite person in Hollywood, I think there's a very good chance of him topping himself.
Mar 7th, 2010 at 05:01 GMT
What's Nav'i for "I'm King of the World"?
Mar 7th, 2010 at 05:19 GMT
Really great, nominated :)
Mar 7th, 2010 at 10:56 GMT
Great quiz, but was it really necessary to finish things off by making us relive two of the worst wins - and speeches - in Academy history? Maybe instead you could give us clips of Edward Norton speaking, and we could pretend that he won both times (for Primal Fear and American History X)?
Mar 7th, 2010 at 15:48 GMT
Edward Norton deserving two Oscars? Let me guess--you also consider Fight Club to be the greatest piece of art that the United States has ever produced.
Mar 7th, 2010 at 19:57 GMT
Great quiz, but no Halle Berry! She had one of the most humble and important acceptance speeches in the history of Oscar. Plus, it was quite a groundbreaking moment. I hope you can try and find that audio and include it.
Mar 8th, 2010 at 06:40 GMT
So I just realized that in Dustin's Hoffman's speech for "Kramer vs. Kramer" he made mistake. He mentioned Robert Duvall when it was Roy Scheider that he was up against.
Mar 8th, 2010 at 16:39 GMT
no shirley maclaine?
Mar 9th, 2010 at 22:12 GMT
eleni- Nicholson references Shirley Maclaine in his speech and so I thought including her would be too simple. Besides, she'll likely be reincarnated as another Oscar winner in the future and I'll include her then.
Jun 20th, 2010 at 05:23 GMT
Anyone else think Kirk Douglas sounded like an old black dude?
Jun 22nd, 2010 at 06:38 GMT
@scottingold ...I was thinking that too, but when I replayed Hoffman's clip he changed from saying "I can't believe I beat "X" to "I can't believe Robert Duvall lost" ... I think he was commenting on the earlier in the evening loss by Robert Duvall in his supporting role for "Apocalypse Now" ... he must have been the odds on favorite, and certainly looking back from 2010 at the five nominees, his is the most remembered .... Melvyn Douglas won for "Being There".
Jun 26th, 2010 at 15:15 GMT
Just today noticed that Ben made this an editor's choice last Friday. Thanks, Ben!
Aug 23rd, 2010 at 16:27 GMT
I always liked Kevin Spacey's 'This is the highlight of my day' for American Beauty.
Oct 30th, 2010 at 19:26 GMT
I'm embarrassed that I don't know the "d-bag" who JohnJF & Hejman are talking about.
Oct 30th, 2010 at 20:03 GMT
My guess at the time JohnJF left the comment was James Cameron.
Game published: Feb 27th, 2011 at 04:03 GMT
Feb 27th, 2011 at 04:05 GMT
I actually made this quiz at Oscar time last year, but have updated it with some new clips and moved it from youtube to soundcloud. It only took about ‘127 Hours’ and I had to show some ‘True Grit’ but sometimes you just have to be ‘The Fighter.’ From its ‘Inception’ it was really as simple as a ‘Toy Story’ but I had to use my whole ‘Social Network’ to get it done. My kids helped, and really, ‘The Kids Are All Right.’ Well, that’s my ‘King’s Speech’, and I hope you enjoy that we’ve thrown you a ‘Winter’s Bone.’
Feb 27th, 2011 at 04:34 GMT
Considering the number of times I've seen each episode of Arrested Development, you'd think I would've gotten Ron Howard.
Feb 27th, 2011 at 05:55 GMT
Loved it. Maybe you can add a new one tomorrow night.
Feb 27th, 2011 at 09:31 GMT
I'm surprised so few people get Halle Berry's. She's the only one that immediately came to mind as a memorable speech at the awards.
Feb 27th, 2011 at 09:52 GMT
I'm surprised that Joe Pesci's memorable voice is the least guessed. Not enough F-bombs perhaps?
Feb 27th, 2011 at 11:58 GMT
@shanekelby: I completely agree. I was like, 'I know this voice, he does a voiceover for a show I watch...who is it?!'
Feb 27th, 2011 at 12:00 GMT
I just realised how much Julia Roberts sounds like Lisa Kudrow.
Feb 27th, 2011 at 13:12 GMT
The first African American woman to win for leading actress and only 37% got it? lol That's a shame. It's the most historically significant speech here.
Feb 27th, 2011 at 14:57 GMT
Am I the only one who thought Joe Pesci was actually Martin Scorsese? I just kept thinking I spelled his name wrong, but I couldn't figure out how else to spell it.
Feb 27th, 2011 at 15:54 GMT
I always felt Berry's speech was embarrassing. The door she spoke of had been open for years. She was merely the first person to step through it.
Feb 27th, 2011 at 16:08 GMT
Wow, no Sally Field jokes in the comments? I'm shocked.
Feb 27th, 2011 at 16:27 GMT
Of course not, MrCaliChicago- we all like her. We all REALLY like her.
Feb 27th, 2011 at 17:22 GMT
@Hejman Truly great quiz! (BTW, you left out "Black Swan" in your first comment)
Feb 27th, 2011 at 17:40 GMT
Halle Berry's speech made me cringe.
Feb 27th, 2011 at 17:58 GMT
Julie Andrews' speech is the cutest. I love you Mary Poppins!
Feb 27th, 2011 at 19:36 GMT
Anybody else find Jamie Foxx's speech very annoying
Feb 27th, 2011 at 22:57 GMT
#5 - The movie title is slightly wrong. It should be 3 words. Makes quite a difference to the meaning of the title!
Feb 27th, 2011 at 23:13 GMT
You should specify that the years in parentheses are the year of the ceremony not the film.
Feb 27th, 2011 at 23:26 GMT
Just watched Goodfellas for the first time last night and kept replaying Joe Pesci's clip about five times saying to myself "I know that voice... I so know that voice..." Had to give up in the end. Could've kicked myself.
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