It's so often the case that when you cover awards shows like we do, you can always spot the usual markers in a speech.
They'll sometimes begin with a joke, lighten the mood and show that they're almost a little bit above it all, follow it up by thanking the people who work on the show, and then wrap it up with something personal. Awards speeches, in short, come with a blueprint.
Time, however, is the thing that separates them. Nobody wants to overstay their welcome, but at the same time, you've got a lot of people to thank because as we've all heard countless time in junket interviews, it's a collaborative process.
Aisling Bea picked up a BAFTA last night as the Breakthrough Talent Award for 'This Way Up' and had precisely 45 seconds to blast her way through an acceptance speech. How did she do, you ask? So good that she even had time left over.
If all else fails in her career, she's got another one lined up reading out the Terms & Conditions for home insurance or mortgages on radio ads.
Take a look.
— BAFTA (@BAFTA) July 17, 2020