The producers of the Oscars broadcast are trying to shake things up this year. Yesterday at a nominee’s luncheon, organizers shared some of the changes with the crowd.
First, they want nominees to write TWO speeches. They are trying to do away with those “thank you to everyone” type speeches where the winner thanks their agents and makeup artists and obscure cousins twice removed. In an attempt to keep things fresh and interesting, they want the winners to give a speech about what winning the award means to them. When they get backstage, they will be recorded giving the “second” speech thanking their managers, etc. The second speech will be posted on the web and the winners can use them how they wish – Facebook, website, email, etc.
Second, there will be NO musical performances of nominees for Best Original Song. Instead, they will be featured throughout the broadcast in video clips with their respective movies.
Will you miss those thank you speeches? Would you rather hear about what it means to them to win? What about cutting out performances of the songs? Will either of the changes get you to watch the awards? Or will they make you decide not to watch?
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