Oscar: Spielberg, Most Thanked in Oscar Acceptance Speeches

According to Vocativ, the award for most mentioned name in Oscars acceptance-speech history goes to …Steven Spielberg!

The director has been thanked 42 times out of all 1,396 acceptance speeches currently archived online by the Academy.

The top 10 mentioned by winners on stage are:

1.  Steven Spielberg (42)
2.  Harvey Weinstein (34)
3.  James Cameron (28)
4.  George Lucas (23)
5.  Peter Jackson (22)
6.  God (19)
7.  Fran Walsh (18)
8.  Sheila Nevins (17)
9.  Francis Ford Coppola, Barrie Osborne (16)
10.  Martin Scorsese, Saul Zaentz (15)

Additionally, the Academy has been thanked in:

43 percent of all speeches

Parents are thanked in 28 percent of speeches.