This time of year, we’re pretty Oscar obsessed. So when we came across this video mash-up of past Oscar speeches (to the dramatic tune of Gioachino Rossini’s “Guillaume Tell Overture,” no less) on Boing Boing, we were intrigued. But intrigue soon lead to a major confidence boost. Just like the winners, we also have friends named Sam, Cheryl, Ryan, Shirley, and John. We certainly have mothers, fathers, cousins, sisters, and brothers. We might not have our own Harvey Weinstein to thank, but perhaps we’re not so different from these gold statue-carrying actors and actresses, after all. And we guarantee none of that whining “get-off-the-stage” classical music is included.