September 25, 2012
I think that the Emmys, Oscars, etc. should tack on another award: Shortest Acceptance Speech.
I can see first-timers being overcome by the moment and wanting to thank families and the support staff of the show; but even seasoned winners go on and on.
And these days there’s an alternative: “Thank you to the Academy, my family, and those who worked with me on the show. For the full list of people I feel grateful to, see my website, or follow me on Twitter.”