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Acceptance Speeches

Oscar Winners: We Crave Genuine Gratitude

Suzette Standring | Posted 04.28.2014 | Entertainment
Suzette Standring

Oscar speeches and spirituality? Confession is good for the soul. At the annual awards, five little words set my teeth on edge, "And I want to thank," followed by the long, obligatory list of industry insiders. Just once I'd love to see someone get real about gratitude.

Speaker Points: 2014 SAG Awards Produce Better Acceptance Speeches

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jimmy Nguyen

After disappointing speeches at last week's Golden Globes, I was happy to see better winning words at the SAG Awards. Here are my scores for the most notable speakers.

Memo to Actors and Filmmakers: This Is How You Accept an Award

Nell Minow | Posted 03.16.2014 | Entertainment
Nell Minow

We'd like to think that nominees could give the prospect of giving thanks a fraction of the thought they give their red carpet look. Why are awards acceptance speeches so terrible?

2014 Golden Globe Acceptance Speeches Produce No Big Winners

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 03.15.2014 | Entertainment
Jimmy Nguyen

The Golden Globes are probably the most light-hearted of the major motion picture or television kudos. So we've come to expect less poignancy from winners at this show than compared to the Academy Awards.