02/28/2014 06:52 pm ET

Oscar Winners Should Learn From Joe Pesci & Alfred Hitchcock

Brevity is the soul of wit and also tolerable Oscar speeches. With a show that threatens to run for at least three-and-a-half hours, what viewers don't need is Julia Roberts chastising the "stick man" or Roberto Benigni thanking pretty much everyone. As such, HuffPost Entertainment directs Sunday's potential Oscar winners -- most likely Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong'o -- to glean pointers from two of the most memorable speeches in the history of the Academy Awards: Alfred Hitchcock and Joe Pesci. Thank you.