Matthew Weiner on the perfect acceptance speech

Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner discusses the show's rise and mentions his perfect acceptance speech.

I was watching the Oscars, and I saw Jennifer Lawrence on the steps, and I thought: That was the perfect acceptance speech. How do you avoid the envy and appearing arrogant? How do you say the perfect thing, now that you're not an underdog anymore? I don't think she did it on purpose, but you see that and see how she behaves, and you're like, it could not go any better than that. If I was writing an acceptance speech, I would have it start with someone falling off the steps.


Interesting angle. Even when you're on top, make yourself the underdog.

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