Tips for the Oscars Acceptance Speeches : video
February 26, 2011
It's well known that all the nominees for an Academy Award are given a DVD listing a few tips for their acceptance speech. Tom Hanks hosts the video providing advice to the nominees who could find themselves having to go up on stage. You can now watch and download the 8-minute video in our archive.
Tom Hanks certainly knowns what he's talking about. He was nominated five times in his career and won two back-to-back Oscars in 1994 and 1995. He is also a Member of the Board of Governors representing the Actors Branch and was First Vice President of the Academy Awards until last year. Tom Sherak, the current President of the Academy, had initially nominated Tom Hanks to replace outgoing president Sid Ganis. But Tom Hanks had withdrawn his name explaining he didn't have enough time to hold the position of President of the Academy Awards.