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

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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Kevin Fallon is a reporter for the Daily Beast. He's a former entertainment editor at TheWeek.com and former writer and producer for The Atlantic's entertainment channel.

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