The Oscars are almost upon us, and with only a little over one week to go (!), the floodgates have opened on Oscar trivia. Every year we find a new batch of unusual award-related studies, like last year’s breakdown of trailer lengths.
This year, Slate has analyzed twelve years of actors’ and actresses’ Academy Awards acceptance speeches and determined who gets thanked the most. Industry organizations, companies, and agents received the most praise, though most nominees immediately thanked the Academy upon receiving their statue. A decent number of winners thanked their role’s namesake, but only one (Javier Bardem) thanked a specific country. It’s a fun breakdown to see who appears most in the Oscar spotlight.
And yes, as the article title mentions, Meryl Streep has been thanked more times than all religious entities. This is what happens when you get nominated every year.