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This Oscar winner's surprise message to his kids was the best 'thank you' of the night

“Let’s get a dog”.

The 88th Academy Awards - Backstage - Los Angeles Source: Associated Press

IN A BID to avoid running 17 hours over time as usual, the producers of last night’s Oscars implemented a new system.

Potential winners loaded up their thank yous to be scrolled along the bottom of the screen in the event they scooped the Oscar.

Among the usual ‘I love yous’ and ‘couldn’t have done it withouts’ was this message from Inside Out director Pete Docter:

dog Source: @michcoll


Docter is also being praised for his acceptance speech, which encouraged anyone in school who is “working it out, suffering” to “make stuff”.

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