Let me stop you there: why do Oscar speeches get cut short?

Let me stop you there: why do Oscar speeches get cut short?

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Even finally winning the most prestigious award in your field can’t stop you from being drowned out by pesky time-keepers

In the Guide’s weekly Solved! column, we look into a crucial pop-culture question you’ve been burning to know the answer to – and settle it, once and for all

Winning an Oscar is the highlight of a career. It’s peer validation on the largest possible stage. As your name is called and you approach the podium, your heart bursts and your head spins. You look out and see every famous person on Earth, all staring straight at you. Beyond them, cameras are beaming your face into hundreds of millions of homes. Time to gather your thoughts and articulate exactly what this means to you.

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