Some best and memorable speeches include Halle Berry’s acceptance speech during the 2002 Oscars, when she thanked the black actresses who had come before her. Cuba Gooding Jr. also gave a memorable acceptance speech during the 1977 Oscars. Lou Gehrig, a great baseball player who died of ALS, gave one of the most famous speeches in the history of baseball on July 4, 1939. He thanked many people and used remarkable language.
A thank you speech serves as a short public speech that portrays gratitude for something offered to an individual that is either material or spiritual. The key notion of a thank you speech is gratitude. McConaughey’s gave a great speech in the 2014 Oscars, which included the line, “All right, all right, all right,” from his screen performance in “Dazed & Confused.”
The amount of time a speech takes matters as well. During the 63rd Academy Awards, Pesci used less time and only said, “It’s my privilege, thank you.” Patty Duke thank you speech in 1962 was the shortest, as she only said, “Thank you.” At the 64th Academy Awards, Palance won the best supporting actor and gave a hilarious and memorable speech and topped it off with one-armed pushups.