Sandra Bullock at Oscars luncheonMore than 100 of this year's Oscar nominees attended the annual nominees luncheon in Hollywood on Monday, and in the annual lecture about acceptance speeches that is served with the rubber chicken, they learned the winners among them will be test dummies for a new Oscars acceptance speech rule.

They were told to have two speeches prepared in case they win: one to be short and sweet, telling the live audience in 45 seconds or less what the Oscar means to them; and a second, as long as necessary, in front of a "Thank You Cam" backstage, where they can thank everyone from their agent to the maid's dog.

Bill Mechanic, co-producer of the Oscars, told the nominees that the long thank yous are 'the single-most hated thing about the show."
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