1.First, Kate Winslet decided to keep her Oscar Award for Best Actress in her bathroom, and she loves how hilarious it is when she has guests over and "they're in there a little bit longer after they flushed." Kate explained, "The whole point is for everybody to pick it up and go, 'I’d like to thank my son and my dad' — and you can always tell when someone has."
You can watch Kate's acceptance speech below:
2.Right after the Emmy Awards in 2020, Zendaya went to Atlanta to start filming Spider-Man: No Way Home, so she left her historic award with her mom in Los Angeles. Zendaya's mom actually kept her award for "quite a few months" due to her demanding filming schedule, but eventually, Zendaya went to her house and said, "I'm gonna need that back."
You can watch Zendaya's acceptance speech below:
3.Richard Dreyfuss had just moved to NYC when he won his Academy Award in 1978, and he was scared to leave the award lying around while his apartment was being renovated. So Richard would wrap his Oscar "in a plain brown wrapper" and carry it on the subway to Brooklyn while he was performing in a staging of Julius Caesar. Since then, Richard's Oscar has a more permanent home in his home office in Los Angeles.
You can watch Richard's acceptance speech below:
4.Nicole Kidman decided that the best place to keep her two Emmy Awards would be in her daughters' bedrooms, and she told them "they're yours." Nicole hilariously revealed that her daughter Sunday "didn't want it" and told her mom that she wanted to "earn [her] own."
You can watch the beginning of Nicole's acceptance speech below:
5.For a very long time, Kevin Costner kept his pair of Oscars in his underwear drawer because he didn't want anyone to take them if they visited his house. However, he eventually moved the golden statues to a screening room in his home next to posters of movies that influenced him growing up. Kevin said that the screening room felt perfect because "it feels appropriate that you have to see a movie to see them."
You can watch one of Kevin's acceptance speeches below:
6.Emma Thompson also decided that the only great place for her two Academy Awards would be in the bathroom. In fact, while filming Last Christmas, Henry Golding visited Emma's home, and he found the surprising place she keeps them. "I was in the library and there's all her awards...and I was like, 'Where's the Oscars? Those are the ones that I want to see!' Couldn't find them," Henry recalled. "I was like, Maybe she's locked them up? So I go to the bathroom and lo and behold, she keeps her Oscars in the toilet."
Here's a picture Henry took of Emma's Oscars in her bathroom:
And you can watch one of Emma's acceptance speeches below:
7.In 2011, Halle Berry revealed that she keeps her groundbreaking Oscar in her bedroom, which is pretty normal, but what is surprising is she displays it right above her 2005 Razzie Award for Catwoman. Having the best acting award you can receive and arguably the worst sitting next to each other is a reminder for Halle. She said, "It reminds me, if I ever needed reminding, about the absurdity of this career...It keeps my working life in perspective."
You can watch Halle's acceptance speech below:
8.A few years after winning her Academy Award at just 11 years old, Anna Paquin kept her award in the back of her closet next to her boots. In an interview with InStyle at the time, Anna said, "I don’t display it because friends would think they had to comment and I don’t want that kind of attention." Of course, who knows where Anna displays her Oscar now.
You can watch Anna's acceptance speech below:
9.Emma Stone adorably gave her Academy Award for Best Actress to her mom because she said it felt "a little strange" to display it in her own home. The only trophies Emma proudly shows off in her house are her 2015 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award, which she got for her work in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and her first place spelling bee trophy from the fourth grade.
You can watch Emma's acceptance speech below:
10.Shortly after winning an Oscar, Jamie Foxx gave the statue to his manager because he didn't want the award to go to his head. He told his manager, "If I take that, I'll buy into the Oscar shit and I won't be funny anymore." Jamie said he quickly realized that he didn't want his persona, especially his stand-up comedy routines, to change just because he had this award. He even got into an argument with his manager about what types of jokes he should and shouldn't be telling now that he was an Academy Award winner.
You can watch Jamie's acceptance speech below:
11.Rosamund Pike hilariously buries her awards in her garden in London, so that's where she planned to put her 2021 Golden Globe award, too. "I thought it would be amusing to bury them in the garden. So, there's a little bit showing. There's a glint of gold," she explained. And, in case you're wondering if Rosamund plans to dig them up anytime soon, the answer is no. She loves the idea of someone finding them in the garden after she's moved or when she dies.
You can watch Rosamund's acceptance speech below:
12.F. Murray Abraham's Oscar usually sits on a table near the staircase in his home, but the statue moves quite often. In fact, the Academy Award has appeared on stage in "every play" F. Murray has done since winning it in 1985. He also added, "The wardrobe people [for my plays] always make costumes for him, from a Hamster to a surf-bum to a ballet tutu, you name it."
You can watch F. Murray's acceptance speech below:
13.For a while, Michelle Williams' first Golden Globe Award was kept at Busy Philipps' house in Los Angeles. After winning the award, Michelle had to fly back home to NYC and couldn't fit the award in her carry-on luggage, so she just left it with her BFF. Seven years later, Busy showed off Michelle's Golden Globe on an episode of Busy Tonight, thus revealing that she was still keeping it safe.
You can watch Michelle's acceptance speech below:
14.Jordan Peele thought that the best place to keep his Oscar and Emmy Awards would be directly across from a prop he took home from the set of Get Out. As of 2018, both of his awards are on display in front of the chair Chris famously sits in and sinks into while talking to Missy in Get Out.
Here's a picture of Jordan's awards on display:
And you can watch Jordan's acceptance speech below:
15.For a long time, Julie Andrews kept her Oscar in the attic of her house in London. In 2020, she revealed, "I put it in the attic because I didn’t want to look like I was bragging, 'Oh, look at my Oscar,' if it was front and center of the mantlepiece." Now, Julie said her award lives in her office, which also houses some props she has taken from film sets over the years, like a pair of Mary Poppins' shoes she turned into a doorstop.
You can watch Julie's acceptance speech below:
16.The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan keeps her Emmy and Golden Globe Awards in the only free space she has in her New York City apartment: on the back of her toilet. "I live in New York, and there’s not a whole lot of shelf space," she explained. "There were very limited options and very few places to put it. It livens up the place."
You can watch one of Rachel's acceptance speeches below:
17.Viola Davis keeps her Academy Award next to her Emmy and two Tony Awards in the office she shares with her husband Julius Tennon; however, that was not Viola's first choice for where to store them. "That's Julius," she explained in a red carpet interview. "If it were up to me, I'd keep it in my garage to keep me humble."
You can watch one of Viola's acceptance speeches below:
18.Cate Blanchett actually donated her 2004 Oscar to an exhibit at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne. Alongside Cate's award, the Screen Worlds exhibit also features Mad Max's V8 interceptor, a costume worn by Orlando Bloom in Ned Kelly, and more. While she loaned her first Academy Award to this exhibit, she kept her second one.
You can watch Cate's acceptance speech below:
19.After winning an Emmy Award in 2018, Tiffany Haddish joked that she wanted to keep the award in her bed. "I'm gonna put it in the bed next to me, so it feels like somebody is sleeping with me," she said on the red carpet that year. No word on if Tiffany slept with it for a few weeks and where it ended up after that.
You can watch Tiffany's acceptance speech below:
20.Susan Sarandon can be added to the list of actors who keep their Academy Awards in a bathroom. That's right, the Oscar winner proudly displays all of her awards in a bathroom in her house. She revealed where she puts her awards in 2017 while live tweeting an episode of Feud: Bette and Joan, saying, "Hedda's wrong. Bette's Oscars weren't in the bathroom, but mine is."
Here's a picture of Susan's awards in her bathroom:
And you can watch Susan's acceptance speech below:
21.And finally, Natalie Portman keeps her Oscar in such a random place that she admitted to not having seen it for a little while during an interview in 2015. "I don’t know where it is," she said at the time. "I think it’s in the safe or something. I don’t know." Natalie also revealed she didn't want to display it because it felt like worshipping a "false idol."