Oscar Speeches: Pretentious and Pompous

Most Pretentious and Pompous Speeches:

“I would like to thank my colleagues, Brahms, Bach, Beethoven, Richard Strauss.”

Dimitri Tiomkin, Dramatic Score Award, for The High and the Mighty, 1954.

“I believe a writer worth his salt at all has an obligation not only to entertain, but to comment on the world in which he lives, not only to comment, but maybe have a shot at reshaping the world.”

Adapted Screenplay winner Abby Mann, Judgment at Nuremberg, 1961.