Oscars to have ‘thank you cam’ to keep winners’ speeches short!February 17th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): This year’s Oscars will definitely end on a high note as producers have decided to introduce a ‘thank you cam’ which will enable winning stars to keep their acceptance speeches short.
The winners will be able to make a second speech back stage to the “thank you cam” in which they will be able to express gratitude to as many colleagues, relatives and loved ones as they like, reports the Telegraph.
Oscar co-producer Bill Mechanic said endless “thank yous” from winners on stage were the “single most-hated thing on the show”.
The “thank you cam” videos will be posted on the Internet and Oscar winners can put them on their own sites or email them to friends.
At a lunch for nominees in Beverly Hills, Mechanic and co-producer Adam Shankman offered tips on how to give a good acceptance speech, instructing potential winners to say what the Oscar means to them.
Actress Renee Zellweger’s 2004 acceptance speech for best supporting actress in ‘Cold Mountain’, was held up as an example. (ANI)
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