Oscar Thank You Speeches Montage Video - Thankful Oscars
Ah yes, the infamous thank you speech. A very important part of the Academy Awards legacy, wouldn't you say? This year the producers of the Oscars are trying to get winners to minimize the length of their speeches so that they can keep the show from getting boring. But before we see this year's thank yous, I've got a fun video to share with you this Oscar weekend. It comes from our friends at Vulture (via In Contention) and is a "Hypnotic Montage of Oscar Thank-Yous" that, in 73 seconds, runs through a whole bunch of thank you speeches, but only just the names. This should definitely put you in the Oscar mood! Watch this below.
In regards to our Oscar coverage here on FS, both Ethan (@Ethan_Anderton) and I (@firstshowing) will be "live Tweeting" during the Oscar ceremony on Sunday (starts at 5PM PT / 8PM ET), and you can follow us at the links provided. Besides that, we'll have a full winners chart updated live on the front page. Back to this video, I love that Morgan Freeman's voice stands out the most in this (at least in the intro). As in, when he says something, you instantly know it's him. Maybe it comes from all those Visa commercials I saw during the Olympics. I also love that Freeman ends with "everybody." Who are you rooting for?
I can't fathom why they are trying to minimize the speeches. It is the only spontaneous part of the show and usually the only memorable contribution. I challenge you to think of real memorable moments that weren't speeches. Sally Field- "You really like me." Adrian Brodie kissing Halle Barry Tom Hanks thanking his gay teacher Cuba Gooding acting crazy That guy years ago who had the twirling bowtie Michael Moore being Michael Moore Jack Palance doing one-arm pushups And easily my most memorable (though I had to look up her name) Gerda Weissmann Klein. Check it out yourself and then decide if it is a good idea to minimize the very reason the oscars are given out, to award someone.
Sam on Mar 5, 2010
#1 brilliant example's! I remember Moor's speech and of course Adrien Brody kissing Halle Barry!
Xerxex on Mar 5, 2010
I heard somewhere that they are not "shortening" the thank you speeches. But making 2 seperate speeches where when you are at the podium you basicly give a speech about how you lived in a car or had a dream etc. And then backstage there will be another camera where you can thank the people you want. To me thats sounds like a great plan, instead of a whole speech thanking everyone, but rather having a beautiful speach like waltz had at the goldenglobes. And #1 no, all that stuff will still be happening, what will "go away" as said earlier is the boring speech giving out thanks to personally i really dont give a s*** about.
Luch on Mar 5, 2010
My favorite Oscar acceptance speech goes to Ernest Thompson, who won for his play/screenplay of "On Golden Pond"....."Thank you and after the show I'd like to personally suck face with each you." Priceless!
Guy on May 15, 2010
Though it wasn't an acceptance speech, the award for "best comment right after an Oscar acceptance speech" goes to Steve Martin after Michael Moore won....."It was so sweet back stage, you should see it, the Teamsters are helping Michael Moore into the trunk of his limo." ROFL...LMAO!
Guy on May 15, 2010
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