Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and More Give Lessons on the Perfect Acceptance Speech

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7. Smile, Dammit

You just won the Oscar.

Is there anything more irritating than watching someone mosey to the stage as if they're on a funeral march? Take lessons in enthusiasm from the adorable Ben Affleck and Matt Damon:



Lose yourself in the moment like Marion Cotillard, perhaps the only person in the world to still believe there are angels in LA:



The most beautiful people on the planet are at the Oscars each year. Why not make out with one of them?:



Or use your time in the spotlight to show off your pique fitness with some calisthenics?



Let the joy takeover your body like a goofy Italian man:



You just won the Oscar. Pumping your fists as you cross the finish line is more than appropriate, as Richard Dreyfuss shows us:



As Jack Lemmon exhibits, jubilation can be composed and still effective:



And if you're Julia Roberts, you have carte blanche to employ your trademark guffaw at will:



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