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Best - Winning speeches by Matthew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett
On the awards circuit, giving good acceptance speech can go a long way toward making sure that you get to come give more acceptance speeches. If Jennifer Lawrence didn't handle last year's victory tour the way she handled it, comedic pratfalls included, she doesn't have the same support this year. Both lead acting winners definitely made sure that we'll want to see more of them and they did it by giving very different speeches. Cate Blanchett, who's going to be very hard to beat, gave a hilarious and boozy speech, referencing both her multiple vodkas and the notion that viewers at home might not hear the play-off music. The "Blue Jasmine" star was still very good about crediting Woody Allen between the punchlines. McConaughey, on the other hand, started with his trademark "Alright, alright, alright," but transitioned into a humble joke about how hard it was to make the movie and a humble story about his mother not letting him watch TV. He closed on an emotional not, capping a flawlessly arced speech. We'll probably see both Blanchett and McConaughey on future podiums this season.
- Daniel Fienberg