A big thank you to the CDA last night for a wonderful evening where the casting directors are acknowledged for their hard work throughout the year. The evening was hosted by comedian and writer Shappi Khorsandi in The Crypt at St Etheldreda’s.

Here at Chris Snode Casting we were lucky enough to be nominated for the ‘Best stills campaign’. Big congratulations to the winner Sue Odell for her work on Barnardo’s and all the other casting directors involved for their amazing work throughout the year.

In light of the awards last week we thought it was a good time to look back at some of the best acceptance speeches of all time.

Our Top 5 Favourite Acceptance Speeches Of All Time

1 – Will Ferrell

Our personal favourite was Will Ferrell celebrating winning the Mark Twain comedy accolade in 2011. The actor Dropped the award and spent the rest of speech stepping on broken bust of Mark Twain.

2 – Peter Kay

Peter Kay accepted the BAFTA for Male Performance in a Comedy Programme at the House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards with silence in 2011. We were lucky enough to work with Peter when we cast for John Smith’s Beer, the hilarious advertising campaign was titled ‘No Nonsense’. To see more commercials, we’ve cast have a look on our website https://chrissnodecasting.com/commercials/

3 – Cuba Gooding Jr

Cuba Gooding Jr comes in third with his energetic and never-ending speech after he won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting role in 1996. He went way into the credits shouting his love for everyone and we mean absolutely everyone.

4 – Sacha Baron Cohen

Sacha Baron Cohen got the award of Best Comedy Actor in 2007 for his performance in Borat. Baron Cohen got very personal in his acceptance speech with an interesting special mention to his co-star Ken Davitian who helped him gain the accolade.

5 – Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie won a Golden Globe in 2006. However, the actor who starred in House knew he wouldn’t have time to thank all 172 people, so he decided to draw three names at random from the scraps of paper he had put in his pocket.