Oscars put an end to long thank you speeches
Diversity may still be an issue at the Oscars, but they’re taking steps to solve one of their OTHER problems: Long, boring acceptance speeches. The plan was laid out Monday at the annual Oscar nominees’ luncheon.
Nominees were required to submit a list of people they’d like to thank IF they win. And those names will scroll across the bottom of the screen during each winner’s acceptance speech, so they don’t have to spend all night thanking everyone.
The hope is that speeches will be more INTERESTING and heartfelt, rather than just laundry lists of names no one outside of Hollywood has ever heard of. But don’t be surprised if a lot of nominees just thank those people anyway.
(Here’s an example. So simple it’s hard to believe nobody’s ever thought of it before.)
— Adam B. Vary (@adambvary) February 8, 2016
This year’s Oscar gifts bag are worth $200,000. And, as usual, they only go to the nominees in the major acting and directing categories. Here’s some of what’s inside:
A $55,000 trip to Israel.
A $54,000 walking tour of Japan.
A $4,800 spa retreat.
A $5,060 in-shower aromatherapy steam generator.
$5,530 worth of laser skin tightening.
$250 worth of LUXURY TOILET PAPER.
A $250 Nuelle Fiera Arouser For Her. It’s a FEMALE SEX TOY.
A $1,900 VAMPIRE BREAST LIFT. Yes, this is a thing. It’s a procedure that uses a woman’s own blood to enhance and round the cleavage without implants. It can also soften implant scars and irregularities.
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