Whoopi Goldberg's 1991 Oscar speech: Could you tell she was high?

whoopi-goldberg-oscar.jpgHow does an Oscar nominated actress relax before Hollywood's biggest night? If she's Whoopi Goldberg, she'll smoke a little pot.

In this never before seen video circa 1992, the "Ghost" star admits to getting high just before accepting her Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in '91.

"Smoking cigarettes and pot every now and then are my habits and so I thought, 'I've got to relax,'" she says. "I smoked this wonderful joint that was the last of my homegrown, and honey, when he said my name and I popped up, I thought 'Oh, f***!'"

While Goldberg says that viewers couldn't tell that she was under the influence, there was at least one person who knew -- mommy dearest.

"My mother called me and said 'You smoked, didn't you?'" the actress admits.

Watch the video of Goldberg's confession over at TMZ. You can also see her acceptance speech for yourself via the Oscars YouTube channel.

Could you tell that her "eyes were glistening?"
Photo/Video credit: Oscars
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