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Acceptance Speech

Hillary Hit A Triple With Her Patriotic, Feminist, Progressive Acceptance Speech

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.30.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The speech took full advantage of her strengths and avoided her weaknesses. She's not good at belting, at modulating, or at barn-burning rhetoric, and she didn't try to do it. She came off as more of a human being, less as a still policy junkie.

What We Didn't Hear In Trump's Acceptance Speech

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.22.2016 | Fifty

At 75 minutes long, Donald Trump’s acceptance speech to be the GOP’s presidential nominee, broke records for length ― and we suspect volume. But...

That Was A Very Scary Speech Donald Trump Just Gave

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics

CLEVELAND ― Be afraid. Be very afraid. That was the essential message of the Republican National Convention this week and it was the same essential ...

Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Thank His Dad In The Tonys Poem You Didn't See

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.14.2016 | Arts

You heard "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda recite a sonnet when he won the Tony Award for Best Original Score. What you didn't hear -- because it...

Lin-Manuel Miranda Accepts His Tony By Reading A Sonnet Tribute To Orlando

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.13.2016 | Arts

Not only did Lin-Manuel Miranda win a Tony for Best Original Score for his historic musical "Hamilton," he opted to accept the award by reciting a hea...

How to Prepare an Acceptance Speech

Diane Gottsman | Posted 02.24.2016 | Entertainment
Diane Gottsman

Most award shows seem to generate a buzz, and the upcoming Oscars is no exception.

Lin-Manuel Miranda Has A History Of Rapping Incredible Acceptance Speeches

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 01.31.2017 | Latino Voices

And the award for best Grammy acceptance speech goes to Lin-Manuel Miranda. The creator and star of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” rapped his...

The 10 Best Teen Choice Awards Speeches Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Carly Steyer | Posted 01.09.2017 | Teen

In celebration of the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday, let's take a moment to remember the stars who took their acceptance speeches much further than "I'...

Oscar Winners Thank God A Lot In Speeches, But Not As Often As You'd Think

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.22.2015 | Religion

Oscar winners always thank God, right? Wrong. The stars who win big at the Oscars aren’t looking to heaven during their acceptance speeches --...

Oscar Acceptance Speech Awards

Bill McGowan | Posted 05.03.2014 | Entertainment
Bill McGowan

For those of us who displayed the ultimate stamina last night and braved three-and-a-half hours of glitzy ho-hum, here is a recap of those who distinguished themselves at the microphone while holding their Oscar.

Speaker Points: 2014 SAG Awards Produce Better Acceptance Speeches

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jimmy Nguyen

After disappointing speeches at last week's Golden Globes, I was happy to see better winning words at the SAG Awards. Here are my scores for the most notable speakers.

10 Sweetest Spouse Shout-Outs At The Oscars

Posted 02.26.2013 | Weddings

For married A-listers, there's no better time to gush about your spouse than during your Oscar acceptance speech. Best Supporting Actress winner A...

Anne Hathaway's Oscar Acceptance Speech: A Flow Chart

The Soup | Posted 04.24.2013 | Comedy
The Soup

Our core team of mathematicians here at The Soup has developed an algorithm for the speech, which was written the moment nominations were announced, then rehearsed tirelessly to appear off-the-cuff.

WATCH: The Most Heartwarming Golden Globes Speeches

Posted 01.14.2013 | Weddings

If there is one rule for acceptance speeches at awards shows, it's this: Thank your spouse! After winning the award for Best Actor in a Comedy or M...

How Not to Blow Your Forty Five Seconds of Fame

Maureen Anderson | Posted 09.02.2012 | Books
Maureen Anderson

We were hours away from the Minnesota Book Awards, and my husband wanted to know if I'd prepared any remarks in case the book I wrote won. Well, no. "I think you should," he said.

My Oscar Speech

Courtney Garcia | Posted 04.25.2012 | Comedy
Courtney Garcia

I'm hesitant to do this because I'm almost positive I will be receiving an Oscar within the next two to three years (five max). On the other hand, in the 1 percent chance I never win, I want to still have my moment.

Write Your Own 5-Word Speech

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.13.2011 | Technology

We asked our Facebook fans to make their own 5-word speeches while they waited for the Webby Awards to start. Here are some of the best response...

McCain's Misogyny & Fear Keep Palin On Tight Leash!

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

I've seen rampant militarism bankrupt every sector of this nation - from its tangible infrastructure to its intangible soul.

Sarah Palin: Resuscitating the Fourth Estate

Cindy Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cindy Handler

There's been a shocking amount of credulousness in the media's willingness to swallow what the administration feeds them, without investigating original sources first to see if it's true.

"Country First" John McCain? Nope. It's Still All About Him

Robyn Ewing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robyn Ewing

Listening to John McCain's acceptance speech last night, it sounded like McCain -- Mr. Country First -- links he is the only true hero in this nation.

Palin Ain't no Truman

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Francis

In 1934, Truman was elected as a U.S. Senator and for the next ten years undertook a distinguished career in Washington DC representing the people of Missouri.

An Impulsive Truth about the McCain-Palin Republican Ticket

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

Adult ADD (ADHD) makes for obvious disadvantages, some less apparent but equally meaningful advantages, and traits that can be positive or negative, d...

Friday Talking Points [45] -- Lessons Democrats Should Learn From Obama's Speech

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I know that just about the entire blogosphere is talking about John McCain's pick of Sarah Palin (who?) for his running mate, but I, for one, refuse t...

He Came, He Saw, He Conquered!

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Tonight, Barack Obama encapsulated, embodied, and articulated the mood of millions of Americans who clearly see that the last eight years have been a betrayal of America.

Friday Talking Points [38] -- Whiners And Cheeseheads

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome back to Friday Talking Points, after a one-week hiatus! While plenty has happened in the past two weeks which bears close and careful analysis...