7. Emma Thompson, Best Adapted Screenplay, Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Watch The Speech
She didn't quite top her Golden Globe acceptance speech for the same script: She read a letter "written by Jane Austen" recounting her Globes experience while picking up the less-coveted statue. Thompson tried her damnedest to outdo herself for the Academy though.
She regaled the crowd with a story of how she went to Jane Austen's grave "to pay her respects and tell her about the grosses" prior to the ceremony. The grosses?