Os­car gushes can now go on for­ever

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

It’s dif­fi­cult to know what to make of the Academy’s new at­tempt to cut down on those lengthy “thank you, thank you” mono­logues at the up­com­ing Os­cars. The win­ners will now be in­vited to de­liver two speeches: a con­cise 45-sec­onds on stage and an­other more gushy one to a “thank-you cam­era” back­stage. The lat­ter will be avail­able on­line. On the one hand, it will be bliss not to sit through all that crawl­ing to agents. At the same time, if you won an Os­car you’d quite like to thank your mum live. Wouldn’t you? Of course you would.

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