And the winner for most memorable speech goes to...

When it comes to the Oscars, only a few Hollywood stars have the honor of appearing on stage at the Dolby Theatre and delivering an acceptance speech.

While thanking the cast and crew of his or her's movie is likely, others take it one step further and share messages that are simply unforgettable.

For Halle Berry, she took the moment to celebrate all of the talented African American women who were deserving of recognition.

"I don't even remember where that speech came from, because I didn't have a speech [planned],"Halle previously shared at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. "I was pretty sure Sissy Spacek was going to win. That [sentiment] just was what was ruminating in my spirit during that whole process."

As we prepare for a new group of winners at Sunday night's live show airing on ABC, we're taking a look back at just a few of the many memorable Oscar acceptances speeches.

Take a look for yourself and be prepared to feel inspired in our gallery below.

Sam Rockwell, Best Supporting Actor, 2018 Oscars, 2018, Winners, Actor In a Supporting Role

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Frances McDormand, 2018 Oscars

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Jennifer Lawrence, 2013 Oscars

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Matthew McConaughey, Oscars Winners

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Lupita Nyong'o, Oscars Winners

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Adrien Brody, Halle Berry, 2003 Oscars

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Halle Berry, Oscars, African American Firsts


Cuba Gooding Jr, 1997 Oscars


Viola Davis, 2017 Oscars, Academy Awards, Winners

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Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

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Julia Roberts, 2001 Oscars


Robin Williams, Oscars, 1998


So who will deliver the acceptance speech that will have us cheering from our couches Sunday night? We can't wait to find out. 

But if the past couple of months have been any indication, we're crossing our fingers for a Lady Gaga win. 

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