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.
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.
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.