The 10 most-watched Oscar speeches of all time according to YouTube

From Leonardo DiCaprio and Heath Ledger's family to Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Winslet.

02 Mar 2018

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the Oscars - that's right, we've spent almost an entire century celebrating Hollywood's best offerings, yet we're just as excited about who will win big and rock the best dresses every single time. So, while we wait to find out this year's verdict, why not celebrate with some good-old Hollywood nostalgia?

In the lead up to Sunday night's ceremony at the Los Angeles Dolby Theatre, YouTube has revealed the ten most watched acceptance speeches of all time.

10. Adrien Brody (2003)

Adrien Brody was visibly shocked when he won Best Actor at the 2003 Oscars for his role in The Pianist - so much so that he surprised Halle Berry, who presented him with the award, with a passionate kiss. The moment made headlines the following day and has over five million views on YouTube.

9. Sandra Bullock (2010)

The ever so humble Sandra Bullock used the majority of her speech, which has been viewed over five million times, to champion every other woman nominated in the category including Meryl Streep, Gabourey Sidibe, Helen Mirren and Carey Mulligan. She received the Oscar for her box office hit The Blind Side .

8. Natalie Portman (2011)

Natalie Portman couldn't hold back the tears as she accepted her Best Actress award for her role in Black Swan . After thanking her family and colleagues, Natalie, whose speech has over 5.6 million views to date, took the opportunity to shout out the "people in films that no one ever talks about" such as hair and makeup artists and film stylists. Bravo, Natalie!

7. Tom Hanks (1995)

Prepare to weep as you watch this one. Tom Hanks gave the most beautiful speech dedicated to his wife Rita Wilson as he won the Best Actor for his classic Forest Gump (and the hearts of the world) at the 1995 Oscars. The clip has received over 6 million views.

6. Roberto Benigni (1999)

Roberto Benigni's Best Actor win for Italian movie Life Is Beautiful stole the show at the 1999 Oscars and has ranked in over 7.3 million views. The Italian actor had quite possibly the best reaction ever as he made his way to the podium by jumping partway across the tops of the seats - what a legend!

5. Jennifer Lawrence (2013)

This will forever be one of our favourite Oscar moments of all time. After winning the Best Actress award for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, Jennifer Lawrence took a slight tumble on the way up to collect the award. But being the funny, charismatic woman she is, she styled it out with an endearing speech championing the women who inspire her - no wonder it got over 8.3 million views. You go, JLaw!

4. Kate Winslet (2009)

It's no wonder that Kate Winslet's acceptance speech made it in the top five most watched (with 8.5 million views). The British actress, who was presented with the Oscar for Best Actress by former winner Marion Cotillard, struggled to hold back her emotions and displayed overwhelming gratitude as she picked up the gong for her role in The Reader.

3. Matthew McConaughey (2014)

Matthew McConaughey transformed from rom com king to serious Hollywood contender after his role in Dallas Buyers Club, where he plays an electrician suffering with AIDs. In 2014, he was presented with his first Oscar for Best Actor by a hilariously awkward Jennifer Lawrence. He delivered an emotional speech thanking God, his colleagues and family which ranked in over 10 million views and remains as the third most watched Oscar speech on YouTube.

2. Heath Ledger (2009)

Right behind Leonardo DiCaprio with over 10.2 million views is one of the most emotional Oscar speeches of all time. When the late Heath Ledger won Best Supporting Actor for his role as the Joker in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight - one year after his death - his family accepted the award on his behalf. As you can expect, there wasn't a dry eye left in the room.

1. Leonardo DiCaprio (2016)

The world rejoiced when Leo finally won his first Oscar in 2016. Hollywood's most loved heartthrob was crowed Best Actor for his role in The Revenant and as a result, delivered an exceptional acceptance speech - so much so that it is still the most watched Oscar speech on YouTube with over 11 million views to its name.

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