Breaking the color barrier, Halle Berry became the first African American to win Best Actress. Her emotional speech highlights just how significant a victory this was in 2002.
Opening Doors|The 74th Academy Awards|Halle Berry gave a moving speech when accepting the Oscar for Best Actress, becoming the first African American to win in that category.
Family members accept Heath Ledger’s Supporting Actor Oscar for his work in THE DARK KNIGHT. Ledger died months before the film’s release but his portrayal of The Joker lives on.
Heath Ledger's Family's Acceptance Speech|Best Supporting Actor Heath Ledger|Heath Ledger's family accepts the Best Supporting Actor Oscar on behalf of Heath Ledger's performance in "The Dark Knight" at the 81st Academy Awards.
Former Man of Steel, Christopher Reeves eloquently reminds us of the fragility of life and the importance of films with social issue messages to enlighten and challenge us all.
A Heros Welcome|The 68th Academy Awards|Christopher Reeve, appeared at the Oscars to a standing ovation. He delivered a moving speech about the importance of movies that address tough issues.
Grace Kelly tenderly admits that the thrill of the moment prevents her from fully expressing herself. She won the Best Actress Oscar in 1955 for her role in THE COUNTRY GIRL. She had received a Best Supporting Actress nomination the previous year.
Grace Kelly's acceptance speech|Best Actress Grace Kelly|Grace Kelly accepts the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in "The Country Girl" at the 27th Academy Awards.
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