Oscar Winner Rainer Blasts Emotional Speeches

Veteran OSCAR winner LUISE RAINER can no longer watch the ACADEMY AWARDS - because stars like HALLE BERRY and GWYNETH PALTROW make over-emotional acceptance speeches.

The 95-year-old actress, who was the first person to win an Oscar over two consecutive years for her lead roles in THE GREAT ZIEGFELD (1936) and THE GOOD EARTH (1937), has denounced contemporary winners for their lengthy addresses - where everyone they have ever encountered is mentioned.

Rainer says, "I can't watch the Oscars. I watch the English ones (BAFTAs), but they are also becoming bad.

"Everybody thanking their mother, their father, their grandparents, their nurse - it's a crazy, horrible."

25/02/2005 20:30

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