Analysis: Who Oscar-Winning Actors Thank
Friday, February 21, 2014
Among others, actors have thanked Oprah, Sidney Poitier and Meryl Streep. According to Slate, Streep was thanked more often than God at the Academy Awards.
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. We finally have analysis of actors giving thanks at the Oscars. You know, I want to thank my director or some inspiring figure. Twice in recent years, winning actors thanked Oprah; twice, they thanked Sidney Poitier. Three actors name-checked God; four thanked Meryl Streep - and that was the headline: Meryl Streep gets thanked more often than God.
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