Lunch Break Videos: From Sally Field to John Wayne to Cher, some memorable Oscar moments
Some of the people who were announced as Oscar nominees this morning will end up as winners when the Academy Awards are handed out at the end of next month.
Who wins and how they handle their acceptance speech will impact how memorable the show is. Back in 1985, Sally Field picked up her second best actress prize for Places in the Heart. She was clearly emotional and felt so appreciated by her peers that at the end of her speech she blurted out: “You like me! You like me!”
Looking back, it’s a wonderful speech and so unlike when people read a list of names off a piece of paper. Cher certainly did not do that when she won for Moonstruck in 1988.
I’ve included those speeches, a compilation of Oscar moments as well as John Wayne’s emotional final appearance on an Academy Awards telecast in 1978. He was battling cancer and died the next year.
I’ll have a full report on this year’s Oscar nominees later this morning!