She has written some of the best-known songs by the biggest acts on the planet - but who knew that Diane Warren was so funny?

The behind-the-scenes nature of Warren's profession, coupled with the fact that she has been nominated (but never won) an Academy Award no less than 13 times means that we rarely get a chance to see the songwriter speak publicly.

That all changed last night at the Governor's Awards, when the Academy finally decided to grace the 66-year-old with an Honorary Oscar - which was awarded to her by her friend Cher, whom she has written multiple hits for (including 'If I Could Turn Back Time' and 'Just Like Jesse James').

Cher began by saying 'One of my fondest memories [of Diane] is when she followed me into an Al-Anon meeting to play me a song', to which Warren admitted 'It's true. But I can't remember if you liked it or not.'

Warren's speech itself was highly entertaining and filled with expletives (so NSFW), joking about her multiple nominations, imagining telling her late mother that she 'finally got a man', and the fact that she finally got to give a speech; "I've had a lot of speeches that got crumpled up in my pocket," she said.

Warren has written songs like Aerosmith's 'I Don't Want to Miss a Thing', Celine Dion's 'Because You Loved Me' and LeAnn Rimes' 'How Do I Live' - all of which were nominated but never won an Oscar.

Watch her speech below: