How Long Should An Acceptance Speech Be?

Action star everyman Harrison Ford was honored with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Cecil B. DeMille Award, for “outstanding contribution to the entertainment field”-or more specifically, 35 movies over four decades, including Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Witness, The Fugitive, and Patriot Games. He said,

“In anticipation of tonight, I wrote two speeches – A long one and a short one. I’ll give you the short one: Thank you,” he said. “But it seems there might be enough time for the long one as well, which is: “Thank you very much.”

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