Practice Makes Perfect, or what Oscar Telecast producers could learn from watching Leonardo DiCaprio
FEBRUARY 29, 2016
That was the pledge made by producers of the 88th annual Academy Awards when they announced that winners could list their “thanks yous” on ticker tape that would run live during the ceremony. Instead of subjecting audiences to endless lists of agents, producers, and supporting “teams,” speeches could be kept short, heartfelt, and meaningful. Producers clearly chose to focus attention on the message behind Lady Gaga’s nominated “Til It Happens to You.” No more boring speeches.