The Do’s and Don’ts of the Oscar Acceptance Speech

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You've just won an oscar. Congrats! But please, whatever you do, don't thank everyone you've ever met. FOX 4 Movie Critics, Russ Simmons and Shawn Edwards, ran down the do's and don'ts of Oscar acceptance speeches and then judged speeches from FOX 4's shining stars Mark Alford and Sarah Clark.

Shawn's Do's:
-Be prepared. You're a pro.
-Keep it short and to the point.

Shawn's Don'ts:
- Do not thank God or Jesus, David, Mohammed or Buddha.
- Don't force tears.

Russ' Do's:
-Be prepared. You're a pro.
-Keep it short and to the point.

Russ' Don'ts:
- Don't thank your agent and other people we don't know.
- Don't ramble. Memorize, if you must.

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