Everyone Loves A Good Oscar Acceptance Speech, So Here Are The Most Memorable Moments And Iconic Acceptance Speeches Ever Given By Women in Oscar History

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After the 2024 Academy Awards aired earlier in March, many film enthusiasts felt satisfied with the results and are now considering the award season to be over. While there are still a few smaller award shows still to be aired, most of the hoopla has come to an end.

We’re also closing out on another important time in the year – Women’s History Month. Before we move on from awards season and Women’s History Month, I want to take a moment to celebrate both occasions by highlighting some of the most memorable moments for women in Oscar history.

Who doesn’t love an iconic Oscar acceptance speech? Some of the best ones have been made by talented women who didn’t take their moment on stage for granted and ones who made history the moment they held that tiny gold statue in their hands.

If you want to take a little trip down memory lane with me, here are some of women’s best Oscar acceptance speeches.

Halle Berry winning ‘Best Actress’ in 2002

Halle Berry’s amazing performance in “Monster’s Ball” earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2002. This was a huge moment for Halle and in history, as she became the first Black woman to win an Academy Award for Best Actress. 

Yup, that didn’t happen until 2002.

“This moment is so much bigger than me,” says a very emotional Halle, tears streaming down her face during her acceptance speech.

Later in her speech, Halle states that her award was for “every nameless, faceless woman of color that now has a chance because this door tonight has been opened.”

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