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Bruce Davis has speech advice for Oscar winners – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: We’d like to thank Bruce Davis, former executive director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, for the advice he gives to potential awards winners on the etiquette of their acceptance speeches. We’ll keep our praise to Davis short, because we know he’d appreciate that.

While speaking at the International Cinematographers Guild’s Emerging Cinematographer Awards, the recently-retired Davis placed his tongue firmly in his cheek as he “educated” rising stars on the proper way to get all of your necessary “thank yous” in before the music plays you off of the stage.

“There is a strategy that potential winners sometime employ, which is called ‘I’m sure I’ll think of something great once I get up there.’ History teaches us that you will not. It simply doesn’t happen,” Davis said, earning big laughs from the crowd. “You will stammer; you will embarrass yourselves — and those of us in the audience will be covering our eyes and looking down.

“Think about it a little,” he said. “After all, this is a time you can get up and say something heartfelt about whatever the product was that won you the award.”

As Davis continued, he joked that recipients should be limited to three “thank yous,” and that instead of thanking you mom, give her a call afterward.

Very funny. Let’s hope some of the contenders in this year’s race read Davis’s words, and heed his advice.

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