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Fri, 18 Feb 2011 23:42:05 GMT | By Kim Linekin
Best and worst Oscar speeches ever

The all-time best and worst

The all-time best and worst (© Getty Images)
  • The all-time best and worst (© Getty Images)
  • Cuba Gooding Jr (© Steve Granitz/WireImage)
  • Gwyneth Paltrow (© Steve Granitz/WireImage)
  • Joe Pesci (© AP Photo/Bob Galbraith)
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  • Louise Fletcher, Jack Nicholson (© AP Photo)
  • Cher (© AP Photo/Lennox McLendon)
  • Juliette Binoche (© AP Photo/Susan Sterner)
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Though it's traditional to mock Oscar acceptance speeches for their length, self-importance and lists of people no one's ever heard of, the Academy Awards have also given us many truly entertaining speeches over the years. And some of these are entertaining because they're long, self-important and call attention to the nobodies of the world. We've assembled the best and worst examples of Oscar speeches in our own bunch of categories...