LOS ANGELES — This year, award winners can thank everyone they want in their acceptance speech without rushing to finish while the “exit” song comes on.
Well, the Academy tried to solve the long acceptance speech issue by including a “thank you” scroll at the bottom of the screen for all the winners.
But the majority of the winners ignored it and persisted to name everyone they wanted, savoring every precious moment they had while holding their golden statue in their hands.
“I share this with our fabulous cast and crew,” Alicia Vikander said after winning Best Supporting Actress for “The Danish Girl” early into the award show.
“My director, thank you so much,” she said. “And Eddie (Redmayne), thank you for being the best acting partner. You raised my game.”
Seems like actors, actresses, filmmakers and artists care more about personally announcing each name to make it more meaningful — and to take up more time on the stage, regardless what the teleprompter says and if the exit song plays.
Do you think the scroll is necessary?