acceptance speech


: a speech given by someone receiving an award or prize

Examples of acceptance speech in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Miley, 31, appears to support her mother and excluded Billy Ray, 62, from her 2024 Grammy acceptance speech. Esme Mazzeo, Peoplemag, 8 Apr. 2024 Glazer had otherwise kept a low profile since his controversial 2024 Oscars acceptance speech, which has galvanized Hollywood by drawing praise from those urging a ceasefire amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas war and sharp criticism from pro-Israel and Jewish leaders in Hollywood. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Apr. 2024 During her poignant acceptance speech, Beyoncé spoke about her personal philosophy on innovation. Shelby Stewart, Essence, 2 Apr. 2024 Related Flaherty was such a crucial part of SCTV, and he was enlisted to give the acceptance speech when the show won its first of two Emmys, Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program, in 1982. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 2 Apr. 2024 Several hundred Jewish Hollywood creatives have reportedly signed an open letter condemning filmmaker Jonathan Glazer’s acceptance speech at the 96th Academy Awards. Herb Scribner, Washington Post, 19 Mar. 2024 Love an acceptance speech that’s simultaneously a burn. Alli Rosenbloom, CNN, 12 Mar. 2024 In her emotional acceptance speech, Carey thanked her fans, as well as her kids, 8-year-old twins Moroccon and Monroe, wishing them a happy birthday. Karen Mizoguchi, Peoplemag, 27 Mar. 2024 Erica Cloud Clients: Robert Downey Jr., Awkwafina She has bragging rights for life thanks to her client and Oscar winner Robert Downey Jr., who acknowledged the L.A. stylist in his best actor acceptance speech. Carol McColgin, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Mar. 2024

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“Acceptance speech.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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