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Oscars' Classiest Moments

  • By Robert Klinger

Elegant and understated, Sir Anthony Hopkins accepts his Best Actor Oscar for THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS.


Anthony Hopkins' Acceptance Speech|Best Actor Anthony Hopkins|Anthony Hopkins accepts the Best Actor Oscar for his role in "The Silence of the Lambs" at the 64th Academy Awards.



Eminently debonair, Sean Connery takes the stage to a standing ovation before accepting his Best Supporting Actor Oscar for THE UNTOUCHABLES.


Sean Connery's Acceptance Speech|Best Supporting Actor Sean Connery|Sean Connery accepts the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in "The Untouchables" at the 60th Academy Awards.



In 1972, Charlie Chaplin was presented with an Honorary Award at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. The award was for the incalculable effect he had in making motion pictures the art form of his century. He accepts with typical British reserve.


Return of the King|The 44th Academy Awards|Film pioneer Charlie Chaplin returned to the United States for the first time in twelve years to receive an Honorary Award from the Academy.



Julie Andrews would also be nominated for the SOUND OF MUSIC and VICTOR VICTORIA but her Best Actress Oscar for MARY POPPINS is her only Oscar win to date. Here Andrews accepts the Oscar with her characteristic charm.  


Never Bet Against Julie Andrews|The 37th Academy Awards|Julie Andrews lost the lead role in MY FAIR LADY to movie star Audrey Hepburn. Instead, Andrews was cast as the lead in MARY POPPINS, and won the Oscar for Best Actress.



Regal both in her acceptance and in the film, Audrey Hepburn accepts her Best Actress Oscar for ROMAN HOLIDAY with a short and graceful speech.


For more, visit the Oscar History Timeline. And watch the Oscars LIVE Oscar Sunday Mar 2 7e|4p on ABC.

Audrey Hepburn's acceptance speech|Best Actress Audrey Hepburn|Audrey Hepburn accepts the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in "Roman Holiday" at the 26th Academy Awards.


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