One Click Wonder: Embarassing Speeches

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Last Sunday’s Golden Globes saw our very own Kate Winslet steal the show with an acceptance speech of painfully histrionic proportions. Of course, she’s hardly the first star to expose herself to ridicule on the awards stage…

Sally Field

Back in 1985, Field set the standard for podium gushing when she picked up her second Best Actress Oscar, a feat which inspired her now-infamous exclamation: “You like me, right now, you like me!”

Marlon Brando

The ever-bizarre actor made a stir at the 1973 Oscars by getting an actress dressed up as an Apache Indian to reject his award on his behalf, in protest at Hollywood’s portrayal of Native Americans.

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Kanye West

Not a man to be humble in defeat, the rapper crashed the stage after losing out on the best video gong at the 2006 MTV Europe awards. “If I don’t win, this awards show loses credibility,” he protested.

Sarah Jessica Parker

Emmy winner SJP proved her devotion to the sound of her own voice in 2004 with her interminable stream of thank yous, including one to “all those passers-by who always wanted the best for me”.

James Cameron

“I’m the king of the world!” declared Cameron on receiving the best director Oscar for ‘Titanic’ in 1998, cannily referencing his own film while showing off an ego to match his production budgets.

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