Did you ever want to know the percentage of female Oscar winners who thank their moms (31 percent) or male winners who thank their dads (23 percent)? Have you wondered who is the most-thanked, non-God of all time? (It’s Harvey Weinstein, with twelve thanks.) Well, Georgia Tech grad student Rebecca Rolfe can answer those questions and so, so, so, so, so much more. As a way of studying how people express gratitude, she has studied every Best Actor/Actress, Supporting Actress/Actor, and Director Oscar acceptance speech and broke them down into how people behave. Her site, beyond listing a ton of fun facts (like that 47 percent of women clutch the statue, where only 21 percent of men do), allows you to easily sort through who did what and thanked whom in their speech. A step further, on the site, you can pick the speech components you’d use and it will build a speech for you and tell you what speeches it’s most similar to. Seriously, it’s a great way to kill all the hours until the Oscars.
Trending Video on Vulture
Most Watched on Vulture
Most Viewed Stories
Anne Hathaway Truthers, Rejoice: She Admits She Faked Her Way Through That Oscar Acceptance Speech
You Should Buy a PlayStation 3 Even If You Don’t Play Video Games
Every Episode of Black Mirror, Ranked From Worst to Best
The Existence of Christine Chubbuck’s Suicide Video Has Been Confirmed
The 26 Best TV Shows to Binge-Watch in 20 Hours or Less
Veteran Stand-up and ‘Comic’s Comic’ Kevin Meaney Dead at 60
Marvel Pulls Image of Teenage, Female Iron Man After Backlash
Deadpool 2 Loses Its Director Over Creative Differences With Ryan Reynolds
RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Katya Has a Wild Story About a Time She Hooked Up With a Guy in Drag
The Highs and Lows of Fox’s Rocky Horror Picture Show
Latest News from VultureRyan Gosling Was Almost Cast on Gilmore Girls, and Other Things We Learned From the Show’s Fan Fest
He would have had a small role as a football player.Nobel Academy Member: Bob Dylan’s Silence Is ‘Arrogant and Impolite’
Shots fired from a Swede.Does Amy Schumer’s ‘Formation’ Video Finally Make You Want to Sign Up for Tidal?
Jay Z approved, ostensibly.Preacher Co-Creator And Comic Book Great Steve Dillon Has Died
The English artist began his professional comic book career at 16.Deadpool 2 Loses Its Director Over Creative Differences With Ryan Reynolds
Sorry to see you go, Tim Miller.Hey, So Why Is The Simpsons’ Itchy & Scratchy Making A Murderer Parody So Chilling?
Mousetrapping A Murderer.Vince Neil Pleads Guilty in Las Vegas Battery Case (You Know, the One That Involved Nicolas Cage)
No jail time.Stephen Colbert Brainstorms Show Ideas for Trump TV, Reminding You to Call Your Agent and Set Up a Pitch Meeting Now
Chris Christie/Rudy Giuliani buddy comedy, anyone?Neruda Trailer: Gael García Bernal Goes on a Wild Goose Chase for the Literary Legend
More like a very poetic goose chase.Jake Gyllenhaal’s Return to Broadway in Burn This Is Postponed
Bad news for the thespians.
Starting next week!Veteran Stand-up and ‘Comic’s Comic’ Kevin Meaney Dead at 60
The cause of death is yet to be determined.High Maintenance Recap: A Buffalo Smile
"Sometimes your best is just putting your pants on for the day, you know?"Watch Lauryn Hill Perform ‘Rebel’ on Charlie Rose
This ain't a miseducation, it's an education.Rejoice! Catastrophe Creator Sharon Horgan Has Sold a Fracking Comedy to Fox, and Olivia Colman Will Star
Bad Sugar comes to the U.S. from the U.K., like all good things.Here Are Rachel Bloom’s Favorite Songs and Song-Based Memories About Sex and Death
"The first album I bought was the soundtrack to the Goofy movie, which is a great soundtrack that holds up."
Go ahead and place your bets on Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight.Kanye Made a Very Sweet Video for Kim's Birthday
It consists largely of home video shot by her father Robert.The Rock and Will Ferrell are Tag-Teaming a Wrestling Pilot at Fox
Can you smell what they're cooking? It's a TV show. That's what a TV show smells like.Chris Pine Joins A Wrinkle in Time; Ava DuVernay Settles the Question of the Best Superhero-Chris
This cast is stacked.