Three Things To Expect From The Oscars Acceptance Speeches

BuzzFeed crunched the data, and the acceptance speech trends are clear.

1. Long Speeches

Wikipedia says the audience hears best at 150 words spoken per minute, so expect a few of these to break 2 minutes.

2. Filled with thanks…

While the odds are low anyone will come close to the 32 times Halle Berry said ‘thank’, almost everyone will begin their speech with thanks. Only three speeches since 1972 have omitted ‘thank’— John Houseman in 1974, Tom Hanks in 1993, and Juliette Binoche in 1997.

- Male actors are over 2x as likely to thank their agent

- Female actors are over 3x as likely to thank their families

3. ..and sooooo much enthusiasm

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