Wednesday 20 September 2017

VIDEO: Who has been thanked in more Oscars speeches than anyone else?

The person most namedropped by winners at the Academy Awards.

Gwyenth Paltrow holds her Oscar after winning for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her part in the movie
Gwyenth Paltrow holds her Oscar after winning for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her part in the movie "Shakespeare in Love" where she thanks Steven Spielberg
Director James Cameron and wife actress Suzy Amis applaud from the audience during the 82nd Annual Academy Awards
Producer / Director George Lucas
Filmmaker and honoree Steven Spielberg
The people most thanked at the Oscars
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Steven Spielberg has been mentioned in more Oscars speeches than anyone else throughout the Academy Award’s 87 year history.

The director has been thanked in 42 speeches to date ahead of tonight’s ceremony in LA’s Dolby Theatre.

Media organisation Vocativ analysed 1396 speeches made by Academy Award winners including Daniel Day Lewis and Sam Mendes and found the Schindler’s List director is the most credited person in Oscars history.

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Following closely behind Spielberg is Harvey Weinstein, who has been thanked 34 times by award-winners.

Titanic director James Cameron has been mentioned in 28 Academy Award speeches and George Lucas has been credited 23 times.

The people most thanked at the Oscars
The people most thanked at the Oscars
Director James Cameron and wife actress Suzy Amis applaud from the audience during the 82nd Annual Academy Awards
Producer / Director George Lucas
Gwyenth Paltrow holds her Oscar after winning for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her part in the movie "Shakespeare in Love" where she thanks Steven Spielberg
Filmmaker and honoree Steven Spielberg

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Trailing behind the godly figures of Hollywood is God himself who has been thanked in 19 Oscars speeches including those by 2014 winner Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Hudson and Cuba Gooding Jr.

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