Oscars Introducing a Thank-You Scroll for Winners

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Oscars introducing a thank-you scroll for winners

Nominees are being asked to submit in advance a list of those people they would like to thank. The list will run at the bottom of the screen during the winners’ acceptance speeches. Why make the change now? Co-producer David Hill explains: “Acceptance speeches have become a list of names and more often than not, time ran out before something could be spoken from the heart about the art, about the vision, about the experience, about the meaning of the moment...We needed to rethink how this could be a better experience for everyone.”


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