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Oscars Producers Introduce A 'Thank-You Scroll' In Hopes Of Livening Up Winners' Speeches — But Will It Work?

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The Oscars are just around the corner, which means all the nominees are writing down their speeches — which usually include long lists of producers, directors, and agents who helped make the role come to fruition.

But this year, the winners are going to have to speak from the heart, because they'll already be covered in the "thank you" department!

In an attempt to mix up the prestigious ceremony, award show producers Reginald Hudlin and David Hill asked each nominee to fill out a "scroll card" that includes their list of names to thank!

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According to the producers, the names written on the card will scroll along the bottom of the screen, so the winner can use the allotted 45 seconds to say something more meaningful to all those watching the event!

While some might think of this new tactic as a snub to the people who got the movie made, the producers argue that the scroll is actually better than a shout-out — because it can be screen grabbed, saying:

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American Idol Getting Complete Makeover! Could New Producer Save The Show??

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American Idol is getting a MAJOR overwhaul for season 13!

After hitting some serious low notes in the ratings last season, it means longtime executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick (above) are out and Swedish Idol producer Per Blankens is in.

New showrunner David Hill thinks Per will be the man to bring Idol back to its ratings glory days.

AI executive producer for FremantleMedia North America, Trish Kinane, explained:

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