Oscar Actors: Laurie, Piper–The Hustler, Carrie

Piper Laurie was nominated for two Oscars, one lead, the other supporting, over a period of 15 years.

Oscar Speeches: Swank, Hilary–Million Dollar Baby

I want to start by thanking my husband (Chad Lowe) because I’d like to think that I learned from past mistakes. Chad, you’re my everything–Hilary Swank

Oscar Speeches: Spacey, Kevin (The Usual Suspects)

Thank you so much, mom, for driving me up to all those acting classes on Ventura Boulevard when I was 16. I told you they would pay off, and here’s the pudding–Kevin Spacey

Oscar Speeches: Stewart, Donald Ogden–Scribe of The Philadelphia Story

There has been so much niceness here tonight, that I am happy to say that I am entirely–and solely–responsible for the success of The Philadelphia Story–Donald Ogden Stewart

Oscar Speeches: Signoret, Simone–Room at the Top (1959)

I can’t say anything. I just wanted to be dignified and all that, but I can’t. You can’t imagine what it means to me, being French–Simone Signoret