Academy Award nominees of this year like George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock have been advised not to cry during their acceptance speech.
The Hollywood stars were invited for the annual Oscar nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills on Monday, where organisers handed out some advice regarding the winners' speeches during the upcoming ceremony,
Co-producer Bill Mechanic asked the stars to hold back their emotions once they win the coveted award, because saying thanks from the podium with tears in the eyes is "the single most-hated thing on the show." Instead, another Co-producer Adam Shankman introduced plans for the winners to give two speeches - a short thanks in front of the audience and a more personal version to cameras backstage.
The speech given backstage can be emailed to friends and family or posted online. The Academy Awards will take place in Los Angeles on March 7.