Beyond the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, the Academy Awards now have a fascinating rule to adhere to. In a latest announcement made at the Oscars nominee luncheon in Hollywood on Monday, 8 February, it was decided that the 'thank you' part of Oscars speeches will be chopped off. Instead, the pre-decided thank you credits will be shown on a screen in the background.
This will, in effect, cut out the extra time the winners usually take to express their gratitude to various people, and often even forget to mention a few names. Justifying the move, producer David Hill said:
"As you probably are aware, and we don't want to embarrass anybody, but there is a long list of winners who have totally forgotten their directors, their husbands, their wives, their children and their animals. It's a permanent record which could be kept, even framed and kept in the family forever. How cool is that!" (via The Independent)
The Oscars will be presented on 28 February, and the announcement comes as quite an innovative surprise.
Good time to say Thank You, Oscars?