Sunday, 23 February 2014

The art and science of gratitude at the Academy Awards

The art and science of gratitude at the Academy Awards
Feb 23rd 2014, 00:47, by Chris Ziegler


Most of us will never have to worry about remembering to thank our parents, our producers, our co-stars, our producers, and our childhood mentors as we're accepting an Oscar for a spellbinding performance in a Hollywood blockbuster — but for the few who do, Slate's interactive guide to Academy Award acceptance speech thank-you trends is a must-read. It runs the full spectrum: George Clooney only thanked the "film community at large" in accepting his 2006 Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in Syriana, while others went into a little more depth — Jeff Bridges, for instance, thanked everyone from Colin Farrell to a mysterious "Roger" in winning Best Actor for Crazy Heart. And as the report notes, Meryl Streep has been thanked more in...
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