She didn't quite top her Golden Globe acceptance speech for the same script, where 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?
Emma Thompson, Best Adapted Screenplay, Sense and Sensibility (1995)