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Adam Sandler delivered all-time classic acceptance speech as he celebrates filming career

Ali Condon

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Adam Sandler delivered all-time classic acceptance speech as he celebrates filming career

Adam Sandler delivered the speech of a lifetime at Monday night's Gotham Awards while picking up his Performer Tribute award.

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After confessing he had originally planned to accept the award without giving a speech, the actor revealed his teenage daughters Sadie, 16, and Sunny, 14, decided to write it for him - and it looks like they inherited their dad's sense of humour.

"They were like, ‘Can we write your speech, Daddy? So you got something to say.’ I said, absolutely," the 50 First Dates star explained.

Adam Sandler added that his kids demanded he put on his classic southern accent to read out what they had written for him.

Credit: Gotham Awards
Credit: Gotham Awards

In the 'goofy' voice, he began: "Dear well-dressed dignitaries, highly educated hipsters and various other plus-ones of the Gotham Awards, thank you for giving our daddy, Mr. Adam Sandler, this prestigious lifetime, all-time, primetime G.O.A.T. achievement tribute award."

Speaking on behalf of his daughters, he explained that Sadie and Sunny weren't at the event because they would have spent the whole night screaming 'Where is Timothée Chalamet.'

But, they assured guests that, while they stayed at home, they were 'doing everything we’re not allowed to do when daddy is home, like eat his Yodels or try on his Spanx or, dare we say, laugh out loud at Ben Stiller movies.'

Adam Sandler delivered the speech of a lifetime with the help of his daughters. Credit: REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo
Adam Sandler delivered the speech of a lifetime with the help of his daughters. Credit: REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo

They continued: "The last time daddy caught us chuckling away at the Meet the Parents trilogy, he immediately stormed into the room he calls ‘The Screaming Room,’ which we just call ‘the shower,’ and bellowed out the phrase, ‘Only the Sandman makes people laugh. F**k every other comedian.'"

The girls' speech then went on to list off some of Sandler's hit comedies like Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, The Water Boy, and Big Daddy, which Sandler apparently refers to as 'the movie that paid for this f***ing house and your grandma's house and your other f***ing grandma's house, Rob Schneider's f***ing house, and your braces, and Rob Schneider's f***ing braces."

Wrapping up the hilarious speech, Sandler (or, should I say, Sandler's daughters) referred to some of his more recent indie films like The Meyerowitz Stories, Uncut Gems, and Netflix's Hustle, and thanked his wife for putting up with his 'crazy f***ing mood swings all these years.'

Sandler in Uncut Gems. Credit: Netflix
Sandler in Uncut Gems. Credit: Netflix

"Now that truly is a feat deserving of a lifetime achievement award."

Sandler was one of two actors who accepted the Gotham Award's Performer Tribute award on Monday night (28 November), Michelle Williams being the second.

Sandler award was presented to him by Uncut Gems co-directors, Josh and Benny Safdie, who have already announced they're working on a new film with Sandler. The creatives wrote their own tribute speech for the star, but I have to admit, it didn't hold a torch to Sadie and Sunny's.

Featured Image Credit: Gotham Awards

Topics: Adam Sandler, Celebrity

Ali Condon
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