Sunday, March 7, 2010

Mo'Nique's Unique Oscar Speech Strategy

Most Oscar nominees prepare at least a few choice words to use if they are lucky enough to win an award.  Many of them, particularly the favorites, spend hour after hour honing their acceptance speech.  Not Mo'Nique, the trendy pick for Best Supporting Actress for her work in "Precious." 

After taking home another honor at last night's Independent Spirit Awards, Mo'Nique told reporters that she would not be preparing any remarks for the Oscars because it would be presumptuous.  "I think the universe would say, 'You have a lot of nerve.'"

It may be an honorable choice, but also not the wisest, especially for a comedienne with a record of uttering controversial comments.  Do you really want to leave a potentially career-defining moment to chance — and risk saying something that will come back to haunt you?

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