Monday, February 28, 2011

Monday Movie Meme - Unforgettable


Well, last night was Oscar night, and it wouldn't be right if we didn't have an Oscar topic. The Bumbles have suggested that we discuss our favorite Oscar moments over the years. I can't say that mine are all that unique, but here are the ones that came to my mind:




1. Sally Field's "You Really Like Me" Speech (1985)



















2. Jack Palance's One-Armed Push-Up (1991)





















3. Bjork's famous Swan Dress (2001)























What are some of yours?








18 comments:

Susan said...

I loved Helen Mirren's acceptance speech for Best Actress when she said she almost fell "ass over teakettle". It stopped the show. Unlike the crude Melissa Leo who dropped the f-bomb about 5 times last evening. Was it not the most boring Oscars in history, except for the few moments when Billy Crystal was on stage? Bring back Billy!!!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I enjoyed this post, showing the "ten most memorable Oscar speeches (or moments)"

http://listverse.com/2011/02/24/10-memorable-oscar-acceptance-speeches/

Zibilee said...

I don't really watch the Oscars, but the swan dress is burned in my memory from that particular event. I also remember hearing the Sally Field speech several times. Hard to believe that she is doing bone supplement commercials now.

The Gal Herself said...

I can't believe how little Sally Field appears to have changed over the decades! Gotta get me some Boniva.

Sassy B. said...

Oh yeah, the one-armed push up. And the swan dress!

Teacher/Learner said...

Ooh, great topic! Off the top of my head:

~ Adrien Brody kissing Halle Berry
~ Michael Moore's acceptance speech
~ "I'm king of the world!"
~ Shirley MacLaine's acceptance speech for Terms of Endearment ("Thank you for ending the suspense")

FYI, there are some great Oscar moments available on YouTube.

Alyce said...

The one that stands out the most in my memory is Roberto Benigni climbing over the chairs.

heidenkind said...

Anything with Hugh Jackman, basically. :)

bermudaonion said...

I don't watch the Oscars, so I don't have any favorite moments. I'm lame, I know.

Avid Reader said...

Those are all great ones. I particularly remember Brody's kiss and Benigni climbing over the chairs. I always get Oscar fever and enjoy them even when they aren't great.

Jenners said...

Those would be up there in my list too. Last night was kind of boring though, wasn't it?

Trisha said...

I rarely watch awards shows; the speeches just frustrate me to no end. I realize it's odd for a movie buff to completely bypass the awards shows, but what can ya do? :)

Iliana said...

I didn't want the Oscars last night (we don't have a tv) and I was kind of bummed I was missing out but I heard they weren't very good.

Best moments, Roberto Benigni is one of my favorites. Loved the movie and loved him being totally wacky.

The Bumbles said...

That dress gave me the creeps. Certainly memorable!!!!

Alice Teh said...

Oh yeah, I like that swan dress too.

Beth F said...

I have forgotten (thank goodness) about that swan dress. Good one.

Care said...

All good memories. I love the Oscars show and was sad that the new hosting duo missed the mark just a bit. Anne sure looked lovely in her MANY dress changes... The most memorable Awards show was when I was ALMOST the top winner in the who-will-win contest put on by the local newspaper. I lost to a guy who submitted 5 minutes before I did. :( oh well!

Kathleen said...

I remember the streaker. It happened sometime in the 70's. I was young and I remember my parents acting funny about it because I was asking them what had happened. If I'm not mistaken it happened while Elizabeth Taylor was talking?