Some Oscar speeches truly stand out — for better or worse

Some award acceptance speeches are models of grace and class. Others are … well, a little out there. Here’s a look at some of each.

Tom Hanks, “Philadelphia” (1994)

Here’s a measure of how popular Hanks was and is: He won his first lead actor Academy Award (of two in a row) for a groundbreaking role about a man with AIDS and in the process of a heartfelt speech, accidentally outed his drama teacher — and the incident became the basis for a feature three years later (“In & Out” starring Kevin Kline).

Laurence Olivier, Honorary Lifetime Achievement (1979)

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