BEST ACCEPTANCE SPEECH: Working on it

 

Emmy - What if?

Here’s the deal. I (like probably every Actor on earth) have an AWARD SPEECH playing and rewinding in my brain, ready for the BIG MOMENT.  Revisions occur regularly after the OSCARS, EMMYS and SAG AWARDS  each year and of course any time I’m about to get a BIG BREAK that’ll TOTALLY CHANGE MY CAREER! (Sound familiar fellow-Actors?)

Naturally I pay close attention to what works (luv’d Ty Burrell‘s “Tight Genes”speech) , what falls flat and what touches people (hi-five to Guy Pearce for inserting the raciest touch!) If the acceptance speech elicits laughs and tears it’s probably a good one, right?

Here’s my current list to thank, but I’m still working on it. Luckily or unfortunately (depending on how you look at it, MOM!) I’ve got time to tweak it, revise it and hone it. And FYI I think it’s a total waste of the clicking clock to keep repeating the words, “And I want to” thank…  So I’m planning on keeping it in the present tense, to reduce my word count and show more appreciation.  Also, if we’re talking about peeves, I’m getting a little bored with “I didn’t think I’d win, so I didn’t plan a speech” — Come on! Everyone imagines “what if?” otherwise YTF are we waxing,  juice cleansing, botoxing, highlighting, training, boxing, running, spinning and ohmming?

Who I’d thank in my Emmy Award Speech

T H A N K    Y O U:

  • SUPER DAD for cheering me on every step and for believing in me when I didn’t believe in myself —
  • JOSH – for sticking with me when everyone else thought I’d blown it —
  • WILL Wannabe — if you hadn’t left me when I was down, I wouldn’t’ve learned how to reach higher —
  • CHARLAYNE for forcing me to get my real act together —
  • MIRA for selfless lessons, you rock! —
  • NILES – OMG – for being my girlfriend, hairstylist and therapist–
  • OLIVIA – for knowing there was so much more and teaching me how to access it — and…
  • DR. A — Well you know, why you’re on this list –Oops!  Okay, I’ll keep it private (wink)

Noooo! STOP the music!  I’m not done yet — Really! PLEASE STOP!

Thank you… Mom… for all of your signs to FIND THE FUNNY through the madness and missteps and for giving me COURAGE (gulp!) to deliver the MAGIC —

Mom, this one’s for YOU!

 

(If you got an award who would you thank? Please let me know in the comments.)

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4 responses to “BEST ACCEPTANCE SPEECH: Working on it”

  • “First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

  • Oh my goodness! Its like you understand my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, just like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do with some pictures to drive the content home a bit, besides that, this is outstanding blog. A wonderful read. I will definitely return again.

  • Mike:

    I would only thank Evie Stewart 😉

    • Evie...:

      I LOVE you! ahahaha!

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