Oscar Acceptance Speeches, 1991

Leading up to the 2011 Oscars, we’ll showcase the past twenty years of Oscar Acceptance Speeches by Best Actress winners and Best Supporting Actress winners. (Note: In most cases, you’ll have to click through to YouTube in order to watch the speeches, as embedding has been disabled at the request of copyright owners.)

Best Actress Nominees: 1991

Kathy Bates, Misery
Anjelica Huston, The Grifters
Julia Roberts, Pretty Woman
Meryl Streep, Postcards from the Edge
Joanne Woodward, Mr. and Mrs. Bridge

Best Supporting Actress Nominees: 1991

Annette Bening, The Grifters
Lorraine Bracco, GoodFellas
Whoopi Goldberg, Ghost
Diane Ladd, Wild at Heart
Mary McDonnell, Dances With Wolves


Kathy Bates wins Best Actress for her performance in Misery.


Whoopi Goldberg wins Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Ghost.