15 Heartwarming Acceptance Speeches That Are Worth Their Weight In Gold

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Vote up the most heartwarming speeches.

Some of the best moments on television come from award shows like the Emmys, Golden Globes, and Academy Awards. Not because they're packed full of action and laughs, but because fans get to see their favorite actors at their most vulnerable - when they're being themselves. These heartfelt speeches from award-winning actors remind us why we love them.

So, whether you tune in to every award ceremony or prefer to catch the highlights, enjoy this list of memorable moments.


  • 1
    975 VOTES

    Brendan Fraser Got Emotional During His Acceptance Speech

    Brendan Fraser Got Emotional During His Acceptance Speech
    Photo: The CW / YouTube
    975 votes
  • 2
    775 VOTES

    Michael J. Fox Expressed His Gratitude For Being Given The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

    Michael J. Fox Expressed His Gratitude For Being Given The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
    Photo: Oscars / YouTube
    775 votes
  • 3
    637 VOTES

    Troy Kotsur Thanked His Dad For Teaching Him So Much

    Troy Kotsur Thanked His Dad For Teaching Him So Much
    Photo: Oscars / YouTube
    637 votes
  • 4
    786 VOTES

    Brendan Fraser Waited A Long Time To Not Be The One Handing Out The Award

    Brendan Fraser Waited A Long Time To Not Be The One Handing Out The Award
    Photo: Variety / YouTube
    786 votes
  • 5
    587 VOTES

    Lupita Nyong'o Won't Forget What The Award Means To Her

    Lupita Nyong'o Won't Forget What The Award Means To Her
    Photo: Oscars / YouTube
    587 votes
  • 6
    927 VOTES

    Kate Winslet Wanted To Know Where Her Parents Were

    Kate Winslet Wanted To Know Where Her Parents Were
    Photo: Oscars / YouTube
    927 votes