I’d like to thank. . .

James Cameron, Best Director, Titanic, 1997

Roberto Benigni, when he won his second Oscar of the night for Life is Beautiful, 1999

Grace Kelly, Best Actress, Academy Awards, 1955

Sandra Bullock, Best Actress, The Blind Side, 2010

Bob Hope, at the first ever Academy Awards to be televised in colour in 1965

Hillary Swank, Best Actress, Million Dollar Baby, 2004

the iconic moment when Halle Berry becomes the first black woman to win a Best Actress Oscar for Monster’s Ball, 2000

Jessica Yu, Best Short Subject Documentary for Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O’Brien, 1997

Christopher Plummer, Best Supporting Actor, The Beginners, 2012 – aged 82 at the time, he is the oldest Oscar winner ever.

Robin Williams, Best Supporting Actor, Good Will Hunting, 1998

Dianne Wiest, Best Supporting Actress, Hannah and Her Sisters, 1987

a good humoured Aaron Sorkin who addresses his daughter and won Best Adapted Screenplay for The Social Network in 2011

Julia Roberts, Best Actress, Erin Brockovich, 2000