A Montage Refresher of Oscar Thank-Yous. (You're Welcome)


Oscar producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic are trying to banish winners' thank-you speeches to a backstage camera, leaving precious time at the podium for tearful blubbering, one-armed pushups, and cute-but-in-retrospect-creepy-and-unsolicited French kisses, but I'd wager that we're still going to hear more than a few winners thank God, and more importantly, their agents. At least it will provide more material for this helpful montage (after the jump), which collects just about ever salient Oscar thank-you ever committed to YouTube, I'm guessing. Marvel at the uniformity of gush, and remember what Anna Paquin once looked like with clothes on. [Buzzfeed via Vulture]


  • HwoodHills says:

    How many are going to lead with:
    "I know we're not SUPPOSED to thank long lists of people but mine are really IMPORTANT!..."
    And what's the expected "God" ratio this year?

  • anon says:

    Am I the only person who thinks that it's really sad that no one wants to allow the actors to have an actual moment of modesty and acknowledge that they are not the only ones who get them where they are? I get it. Sometimes long lists of names seem boring to those of us who don't know any of those people mentioned; but can we really not listen for 30 seconds to someone acknowledge gratitude for their loved ones and supporters. Sad. Sad to everyone who wants to get rid of thank you's, and everyone one of those loved ones who cry with joy to be acknowledged and brought into that special moment.

  • HwoodHills says:

    I think you're confusing honest, heartfelt, emotional thanks with the laborious listing of names that most winners present. How many gd times have we all had to sit through the listing of 15 names that feel like they're recited off a mental "mandatory" list (for professionalism's sake) only to be ended by an emotional shout out to "my wife/husband and kids who've ALWAYS believed in me!"
    Everything before that is 99.9% of the time-
    "Name 1, Name 2, Name 3, Name 4, Name 5, Name 6...and...and...Name 7, Name 8, Name 9...And...And...Name 10...And My wife/husband and kids who've ALWAYS believed in me!"
    PERSONAL thanks (with a heartfelt, personal reason) always score big.
    The rest feels like career protection.
    No one at home cares about that stuff. (The business end.)

  • lucas says:

    here's my two thoughts
    1. they should allow one or more companies to 'sponsor' the Oscars telecast so they don't have to cut to commercials
    2. the winners really need to trim it down. yes you want to acknowledge that making a movie isn't a single person's work. but we can all go to IMDB and define exactly who the cast and crew are. 'my family and friends' makes more sense to us than "Lois, Bubbo, Kiwi etc". any name dropping by name should be someone really special. and brief.

  • lucas says:

    the only folks I would name drop are my niece and nephew. and that's only because I promised them 3 things when I moved to LA
    1. Get them Kermit the Frog's autograph
    2. fly them out to go to Disneyland for their 13th birthday (twins)
    3. say their names if I ever won an Oscar. and I will.