Sometimes the best thing about watching the Oscars isn’t the fashion, the musical performances, or the red carpet arrivals. Sometimes, the very best part of an award ceremony is the speech. Who said it best? Or worst? No matter how endearing or embarrassing a speech could be, usually the best part comes from utter surprise—or, occasionally, a planned motive.
In honor of the Oscars this weekend, we take a look at the 10 most memorable Oscar speeches, which have spawned YouTube views and dialogue for parodies for awards season junkies everywhere.