The Oscars – What The Acceptance Speech Reveals About The Winner

The Oscars - What The Acceptance Speech Reveals About The Winner

The Oscars – What The Acceptance Speech Reveals About The Winner

What does the acceptance speech reveal about the Oscar winner and actor?

“It’s only 45 seconds but the overwhelming gush of emotions of winning an Oscar can strip the actor of all facades and thus reveal his or her real off-screen personality, dreams and insecurities” says Human Behavior Expert and Celebrity Life Coach, Patrick Wanis PhD.

“Julia Roberts in 2000 broke out with laughter while Halle Berry in 2001 broke down with tears” says Wanis. “Dianne Wiest in 1987 revealed she had spent many a night, in the bathtub, since childhood dreaming about winning an Oscar, while Sally Field revealed her deep insecurity and real desire for approval with the now infamous quote from 1985: ‘I’ve wanted more than anything to have your respect. The first time I didn’t feel it, but this time I feel it, and I can’t deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!’ ”

Dr. Wanis says that “As close to a billion people tune in to watch the 83rd Academy Awards, emotion, ego, having an agenda or speaking without a script can lead to humor, pathos, histrionics, self-indulgence, narcissism or overflowing elation such as Cuba Gooding Jr who shouted to the world in 1997, ‘Everybody, I love you. I love you all.'”

“Some actors express servitude and gratitude – saying they never thought about the award and don’t even deserve it. In 1993, Tom Hanks – accepting the Academy Award for best actor for Philadelphia said: ‘I know also that I should not be here but I am because of the union of such filmmakers as…’ And occasionally, we gain insight into the way that the movie role transformed or affected the lead actor, such as Tom Hanks who spoke deeply about the acceptance of gays after playing an attorney fired for being homosexual in the film Philadelphia” explains Wanis.

“The actors that stand out and expose themselves in a new light, remain articulate, pensive, humble and openly express how lucky they are to be here – like Russell Crowe (accepting the Academy Award in 2000 for best actor – Gladiator) who reveals that for him it took lots of courage to act and succeed in spite of all odds: ‘When you grow up in the suburbs of Sydney or Auckland or the suburbs of anywhere, a dream like this seems vaguely ludicrous or completely unattainable, but this moment is directly connected to those childhood imaginings, and for anybody who is on the downside of advantage, and relying purely on courage, it is possible’ ” says Wanis.

Get the post Oscars’ wrap and revelations and insights into the language, messages and motivations behind the acceptance speeches of the stars from the expert, Human Behavior Expert, Dr. Patrick Wanis.

**** Originally from Australia, Patrick Wanis PhD, is a Celebrity Life-Coach, Author, Expert in Human Behavior and Relationships and creator of SRTT Therapy with a PhD in Health Psychology. Wanis has appeared on FOX News, MSNBC, Extra, the Montel Williams Show, Mike and Juliet, Cosmo, Rolling Stone, InTouch Weekly, Women’s Health, Dating on Demand, E! TV, Vh1,,,,, NY Daily Mail, NY Post, Vogue Australia, FHM, etc. WGN Chicago and Syndicated TV show, “The Daily Buzz” anointed him “The Woman Expert” and FOX News pronounced him “A voice for women.” turned to Wanis for expert insights and analysis when Michael Jackson died. Over five million people have read Wanis’ books in English and Spanish.

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    Tim says:

    Great article! I am fascinated by the Law of Deservedness. What are some excercises that I or anyone could do to raise our level of deservedness in different levels in our life other than affirmations I am surprised at how many celebrities including Tom Hanks and others dont believe they deserve whatever success they have attained.

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      Patrick Wanis says:

      Hi Tim,

      yes, there are many celebrities that are displaying clear examples of self-sabotage.
      Listen to this interview about The Law of Deservedness:

      Also, I will be giving an interview tonight and will post it this week for all to listen:

      **** “The Oscars, the stars and the Law of Deservedness” – Listen to the interview I will be giving to Filippo Voltaggio – LIFEChanges with Filippo (LCWF) on the BBS Radio Network Monday February 28 at 7 PM PST:

      Generally speaking, affirmations won’t shift the belief that you are not good enough or you are bad i.e. negative emotions.
      We need to uncover why we don’t feel we are good enough and then change that belief.
      I just said in an interview from Los Angeles to Australian television (The Morning Show) that Charlie Sheen subconsciously believes he is a loser; listen to his interviews and he keeps referring to being a winner – he is trying to convince himself!
      All the best,

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