The Oscars have long been a place for ornate speeches and embarrassing missteps. Anytime you mix bright lights, adrenaline, competition and a room full of artists, something wild is bound to happen. And with this year marking the 90th Academy Awards, we thought it would be the perfect time to put together a list of our favorite memorable speeches. Good, bad, ugly, funny or strange – the Oscars have seen it all.
1. Adrien Brody kisses Halle Berry
It might not be the words themselves that were memorable, but when 29-year old Adrien Brody became the youngest Best Actor winner ever for The Pianist in 2003, he created one of the most iconic moments in Academy Awards history. Competing against titans of the industry and previous Oscar-winners Jack Nicholson, Michael Caine, Nicolas Cage and Daniel Day-Lewis, the stunned and ecstatic Brody took to the stage and planted a big smooch on presenter Halle Berry.