14. Joe Pesci, Best Supporting Actor (1990)
When you think of Joe Pesci in Martin Scorsese’s epic, definitive movie on modern wiseguys, you think of a man who uses torrents of profane verbiage to intimidate. (That, and a penchant for impromptu beatdowns and shootings and stabbings and….) So after Pesci walked up on stage after winning the Best Supporting Actor award for the film’s resident alpha psycho Tommy DeVito, you could not be blamed for expecting a long, drawn-out litany that might potentially require much bleeping. Instead, the actor said: “It was my privilege, thank you.” That’s it. That was the entirety of his acceptance speech. It remains the single shortest speech delivered by any winner to date.