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Clip Reveals Frenzied Behind-the-Scenes Direction of a Legendary Oscar Moment: VIDEO


Here's a Friday flashback for you.

Ever wondered what the director of the Academy Awards does to make a (usually) technically flawless show run smoothly? Apparently it takes quite a bit of energy, shouting, and snapping to do the trick.

A clip uploaded by YouTube user Tashy Siny and reported by Business Insider highlights behind-the-scenes work at the 1996 Oscars when Cuba Gooding, Jr. (above) won Best Supporting Actor for "Jerry Maguire." The speech has gone down in history as one of the show's most vivacious, and director Louis J. Horvitz (below, center) had energy to match.

Stick with it for the last line; priceless.

Check out the exciting clip, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. If you're reading the comments here to decide if it is worth watching, trust me it is worth watching. Very cute.

    Posted by: ATLJason | Mar 14, 2014 11:20:29 AM

  2. i think he's maybe the only Oscar director to win an Emmy. Direction at its best.

    Posted by: Cd in DC | Mar 14, 2014 11:34:33 AM

  3. Amazing! Like watching a maestro conduct an orchestra.

    Posted by: JBizzle | Mar 14, 2014 11:48:06 AM

  4. Having directed live TV (ok, PBS pledge breaks and auctions) as well as stage managing live theatre from time to time; this is amazing to watch.

    The stakes are a lot higher and I wasn't prone to "snapping" my cues, but other than that it's not all that much different!

    Posted by: sjthespian | Mar 14, 2014 12:38:01 PM

  5. RE: The "First commercial brake" caption... Do we need a telethon for Homophonic Heterograph awareness?

    Posted by: Hansel Currywurst | Mar 14, 2014 3:38:33 PM

  6. A classic Oscar moment

    Posted by: jarago | Mar 14, 2014 5:36:40 PM

  7. I got goosebumps watching that. Wow.

    Posted by: AriesMatt | Mar 14, 2014 7:27:13 PM

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