A Copywriter's 10 Tips for Nailing the Perfect Oscar Acceptance Speech

How to make the most of those 45 seconds

If your last name is Fassbender, DiCaprio or Blanchett, you're sweating right now. Not only is the pressure of winning an Oscar weighing on you like an 8.5-pound chunk of gold-plated pot metal, you've also got your agents and publicists breathing down your neck like a pack of Christian Louboutin-wearing hyenas. And even if you do win, you've still got to nail the acceptance speech, because think of the potential if it goes viral, baby!