Oscars 2022: Fans hail Jessica Chastain's Best Actress speech a 'gift' for everyone

Jessica Chastain won the Best Actress trophy at this year's Oscars and gave an emotional speech that touched everyone's hearts


                            Oscars 2022: Fans hail Jessica Chastain's Best Actress speech a 'gift' for everyone
Jessica Chastain, winner of the Actress in a Leading Role award for ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ during the 94th Annual Academy Awards (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
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After one of the most unpredictable races in the Oscars history, Jessica Chastain finally won her first Academy Award at Sunday’s ceremony. The acclaimed actress won the Best Actress trophy for playing the role of Tammy Faye in the movie ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’.

The category was touted to be really competitive from the beginning and when the awards season started, most of the experts believed that Kristen Stewart would definitely be the winner this season. However, as soon as the awards season moved ahead, we got to know that it was a close competition between all the nominees. But Chastain’s wins at the Critics’ Choice Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards made her the obvious choice.
She edged out Kristen Stewart (‘Spencer’), Olivia Colman (‘The Lost Daughter’), Penelope Cruz (‘Parallel Mothers’), and Nicole Kidman (‘Being The Ricardos’). 

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The actress took the opportunity to highlight critical issues from the mental health crisis to suicide prevention — particularly among the LGBTQIA+ community. In her speech, she said that suicide is the leading cause of death in the United States and slammed the “bigoted” legislation that will do nothing but only create division.

Jessica Chastain, winner of the Actress in a Leading Role award for ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye,’ attends the Governors Ball during the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

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She later added, “I'm inspired by her compassion and I see it as a guiding principle that leads us forward, and it connects us all in the desire that we want to be accepted for who we are, for who we love, and to live a life without the fear of violence or terror. For any of you out there who do in fact feel hopeless or alone, I just want you to know that you're unconditionally loved for the uniqueness that is you.”

The actress touched many hearts with her speech and fans labeled it the most amazing speech of the night. They congratulated Chastain for an amazing victory and said that she deserved it wholeheartedly. One of the fans wrote, “It’s so crazy. I just randomly watched this when it popped up on Hulu and thought Jessica Chastain was AMAZING! It didn’t even occur to me that more important people were paying attention to this movie. Well deserved AND a long time coming.”

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Another fan wrote, “She was excellent in the movie and gave the best speech of the night!” Another social media user said, “I enjoyed this film about Tammy Faye. I found Jessica Chastain's performance convincing and compassionate.”

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Meanwhile, another fan said, “Didn’t think it was possible to admire Jessica Chastain more prior to tonight, but I was wrong. Regardless of what else happened on-stage, her Oscar speech was next-level. And, coupled with Ariana DeBose, there were some really deserving wins.”


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“So happy to see Jessica Chastain win her first Oscar. Her performance as Tammy Faye was extraordinary. I couldn't imagine anyone winning... BRAVO,” another fan noted.
“YESSSSSSSSSSSS I posted about this TO THE ACADEMY Right After Renting & Tammy Faye 3 times in a row this winter. Jessica Chastain was AMAZING in that role. YES YES YES YES YES,” said another fan.

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"Solid LGBTQ representation at tonight’s Oscars. And bless Jessica Chastain for her gift of an acceptance speech," said another user.


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‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ also won the Makeup and Hair-styling accolade at the Oscars, making it the third movie in Oscars history to win makeup and an acting trophy in the same night.