‘New acceptance speech limitations announced for Academy Awards’: Pat Sajak tweet gets more attention than Oscar will

Sometimes less is more.

Legendary “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak had some constructive criticism for the Oscars, suggesting what the Academy can do to make Sunday’s presentation more appealing: placing time limits on the political lecturing.

“New acceptance speech limitations announced for upcoming Academy Awards: 15 seconds for thank-yous & 45 seconds for lectures,” Sajak wrote.

The television icon’s recommendation received enthusiastic approval.

Some of the star’s followers thought that even 45 second was “too long.”

Other media personalities didn’t want to let Sajak have all the fun. Comedian Dennis Miller and British journalist Piers Morgan immediately jumped aboard to criticize the politicization of the Oscars.

Pat Sajak.(AP Photo/Peter Kramer).

For Miller, watching hot dogs being made would be a more worthwhile use of time than tuning into the celebrity awards show.

Morgan called the 2017 presentation a “farce,” and predicted worse for this year.

Last year’s event was filled jabs at the president, as were this year’s Golden Globes and Emmys. The #MeToo movement is a potential topic of activism at the Oscars, with the mood in Hollywood still strong against sexual rampant sexual misconduct in the industry.

One local California artist addressed Hollywood’s culture of sexual abuse by placing a statue of disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein on Hollywood Boulevard, The Sun reports.

(Photo: Screen Capture).

The Oscars start Sunday at 8pm EST. ABC’s will serve as host for the second year in a row.

Many viewers have said they will not be tuning in.

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Luis Miguel

Luis Miguel

Luis Miguel is a South Florida-based writer covering politics, society, and culture.
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