Why Academy has a speech time-limit

By Isha Sharma



The Academy Awards allow winners only 45 seconds to give their acceptance speech, giving them a limited time to thank their fans, family, director, producer, and everyone else involved.



The motive behind short speeches is simple: the Academy doesn't want the event to go on and on. With over 20 categories, the ceremony already clocks in about three hours.


Longest speech

The Academy capped the limit in 2010. The catalyst behind this change was actor Greer Garson, who spoke for nearly seven minutes in 1943 after she won an Academy Award for Best Actress.


Time limit

Once the 45 seconds are up, music begins playing which drowns the speaker's voice. It doesn't happen when the speaker is recounting their life's struggles.

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