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Kanye West and Taylor Swift

Perhaps the most famous of all acceptance speech moments took place not at the Oscars or Golden Globes, but at the 2009 MTV Video Movie Awards. When Taylor Swift — shocked at winning an award — went to accept the moonman trophy for Best Female Video, Kanye West stormed the stage and interrupted her, saying, "I'm really happy for you, I'm a let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time." The camera cut to an embarrassed Knowles and the crowd booed West as he exited the stage, before turning to cheers in support of an understandably confused Swift.