The legacy of best actress Oscar winners is formed by an impressive, powerful group of women. And though some of their emotional acceptance speeches may have left us teary-eyed, their words have also imparted a few valuable lessons. While Gwyneth Paltrow used her time at the podium to thank her family, others like Halle Berry and Sandra Bullock spoke of diversity and equal rights, and both Julia Roberts and Jennifer Lawrence cracked jokes during their time in the spotlight. Ahead of this month's Academy Awards, take a look at some of the most inspiring quotes from leading ladies who have been honored through the years.
The Best Wisdom From Best Actress Oscar Speeches
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