Shame, cursing and heroes: The 10 most-searched Oscar speeches

The most popular Oscar acceptance speech in recent memory is pretty alright, according to data from Google.

The search engine has released the most-searched Oscar speeches on Google and YouTube since 2002, and in both the U.S.

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and Canada, Matthew McConaughey's acceptance speech was right at the top.

McConaughey delivered his super-cool speech in 2014, after winning Best Actor for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club."

In his acceptance speech, a happy and calm McConaughey thanks his family and his co-stars, before sharing the three things that drive him in life.

"There's a few things, about three things to my account that I need each day," McConaughey said. "One of them is something to look up to, another is something to look forward to, and another is someone to chase."

McConaughey said he looks up to God, looks forward to his family (both living and dead), and added that he chases his hero, who is "me in 10 years."

"Every day, every week, every month and year of my life, my hero's always 10 years away," McConaughey said.

He closed out the speech with a line from "Dazed and Confused," saying: "Alright alright alright."

The second most-searched speech came from McConaughey's "Dallas Buyers Club" co-star, Jared Leto, after he won Best Supporting Actor. "This is for the 36 million people who have lost the battle to AIDS, and to those of you out there who have ever felt injustice because of who you are or who you love," Leto said. He also delivered a heartfelt thanks to his mother and brother during the speech, and offered some encouraging words to people living "in places like Ukraine and Venezuela." https://youtu.be/VCtch3DzLRs

The third-most searched speech was the one by Jennifer Lawrence, after winning Best Actress for "Silver Linings Playbook" in 2013. The video includes Lawrence's approach to the stage, during which she tripped and fell on the steps.

Patricia Arquette's speech ranked fourth in the U.S. and Canada, after she won Best Supporting Actress last year for "Boyhood."

The lists diverge a bit after that. Michael Moore's anti-George Bush rant ranked No. 7 in Canada, after his film "Bowling for Columbine" won Best Documentary in 2004. Moore used his moment in the spotlight to protest a "fictitious president" and the war in Afghanistan, with his fellow Best Documentary nominees also on stage to stand in solidarity with him. "We live in a time when we have a man sending us to war for fictitious reasons," Moore said, to a raucous chorus of boos from the crowd. "Shame on you, Mr. Bush. Shame on you."

Moore's speech did not rank among the top 10 searches in the U.S.

French actor Jean Dujardin came in just short of No. 10 on Canada's list, with his Best Actor acceptance speech for "The Artist." Dujardin didn't say much during his speech, but at the end, he invoked his character from "The Artist," before shouting a swear word and a thank-you in French.

Screenwriter Graham Moore ranked No. 8 on the U.S. list, for his pro-gay speech encouraging young people to "stay weird, stay different." Moore won Best Adapted Screenplay in 2015 for "The Imitation Game."

Top searches in Canada (since 2002)

  1. Matthew McConaughey wins Best Actor (2014)
  2. Jared Leto wins Best Supporting Actor (2014)
  3. Jennifer Lawrence wins Best Actress (2013)
  4. Patricia Arquette wins Best Supporting Actress (2015)
  5. Sandra Bullock wins Best Actress (2010)
  6. Cate Blanchett wins Best Actress (2014)
  7. Michael Moore wins Best Documentary Feature (2004)
  8. Eddie Redmayne wins Best Actor (2015)
  9. Christian Bale wins Best Supporting Actor (2011)
  10. George Clooney wins Best Supporting Actor (2006)
  11. Jean Dujardin wins Best Actor (2012)

Top searches in the U.S. (since 2002)

  1. Matthew McConaughey wins Best Actor (2014)
  2. Jared Leto wins Best Supporting Actor (2014)
  3. Jennifer Lawrence wins Best Actress (2013)
  4. Patricia Arquette wins Best Supporting Actress (2015)
  5. Meryl Streep wins Best Actress (2012)
  6. Ben Affleck wins for Argo (2013)
  7. Sandra Bullock wins Best Actress (2010)
  8. Graham Moore wins Best Adapted Screenplay (2015)
  9. Halle Berry wins Best Actress (2002)
  10. Daniel Day Lewis wins Best Actor for Lincoln (2013)


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