In an effort to keep things moving during the bloated, overlong Oscars telecast, the folks behind the show have come up with a brand new idea — and it's terrible.
Producers Reginald Hudlin and David Hill have announced that nominees will be able to fill out a list of names they wish to thank during their acceptance speech ahead of time, and in the event that they win the names will scroll across the bottom of the screen while they're onstage. You know, like the credits at the end of a reality show. That's not ridiculously tacky at all, right?
The team is digging themselves an even deeper hole as they try to sell nominees on the idea: “Words are written on the winds,” they said during a recent nominees' luncheon. “A screengrab of your scroll can be kept forever.” How romantic.
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