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Lenny Abrahamson reveals he doesn't have an Oscar's speech prepared


Lenny Abrahamson has revealed that he won’t have an Oscar winning speech prepared for Sunday night.

The Dubliner was honoured at the Oscar Wilde Awards, which celebrates Irish and honorary Irish talent in film over in the US, and admitted that he isn’t quite prepared to take home an Academy Award.

When asked if he’ll have a speech ready for Sunday night, he said: “No. I should probably, in the unlikely event.

“I should do that and send in the thank-you list because they run them along the screen.

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“I don’t think I will have to use it but I don’t want to be the one person who goes up and says he was so shocked he didn’t write anything,” he told the Press Association.

Lenny’s latest film Room is nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Picture, and he admitted that he’s worried what life will be like once the Oscar buzz has worn off.

“I’m worried what’s going to happen when it’s over, like when you study really hard and then collapse after the exam, but I’m starting something else immediately after,” he explained.

“It’s been six months since Telluride and I’ve probably been home for one month in that time.”

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The director also revealed that he can’t complain about how crazy life has been since Room was released, due to his wife having to manage the kids at home in the meantime.

“I was trying to get enough sleep but that’s hard to do with the time zone changes but it’s pathetic to complain,” he said.

“My wife didn’t want to hear me go on about how tired I was and tired of staying in another amazing hotel while she was wrestling the kids in the rain.”

The 88th Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on February 28.