Oscars 2013

The 9 Speeches to Prepare for on Oscar Night

From sweet and charming to long and rambling, we break down the acceptance speeches of this year's nominees before it's time to thank the Academy

THE GOLD STANDARD SPEECH

Watch: Sally Field's 1985 Best Actress Oscar win
Odds are, Sally Field won't win Best Supporting Actress come Oscar night. But if we could, we'd sway Academy voters to change their minds just so Field could get back at the podium, where in 1985 she memorably shouted, "I can't deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!" (a line from Places in the Heart that's often been misquoted as "You like me, you really like me!"). No speech has been so synonymous with Oscar lore, so the only remedy is for Field to win again and one-up herself.