Oscar Speeches: Garson, Greer

The all-time record of Oscar speeches, over 5 minutes, still belongs to the British thespian Greer Garson, Best Actress for “Mrs. Miniver” (1942), who thanked everyone, from the Academy voters to “the doctor who brought me into the world.”

Garson's speech became a joke in Hollywood, imitated to death at parties, that she seldom spoke in public again.