Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Martin Scorsese Gets Most Improved For Oscar Acceptance Speech

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Martin Scorsese finally won a Best Director Oscar Sunday night (Feb. 25) and he can now add another award to his mantel – “Most Improved Acceptance Speech.”

Erica Beth Keller, a spokeswoman for Media Training Worldwide, says Scorsese’s “genuine and touching” speech at the Academy Awards was a vast improvement from the speech he gave previously at the Golden Globes.

Says Keller: “It was so genuine. All he could say was thank you. You could tell everyone in the audience was happy for him.”

She says Best Actor winner Forest Whitaker also showed improvement during his speech because he “didn’t mumble” and “actually prepared a speech.”

As she puts it, “I think he learned from past speeches that he can’t just do it off the cuff and that he really needed to have something to say.”

Although Whitaker and Scorsese scored high when it came to speeches, Best Supporting Actress Jennifer Hudson dropped a notch from the Golden Globes because her Oscar speech was “too repetitive and boring,” and Best Supporting Actor Alan Arkin also got knocked for pointing out to everyone that he was reading a prepared speech.

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