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Steven Spielberg Beats God for Oscars Thank You’s

If you watched the Oscar last night, you, like me, might be all “thank you”-ed out. It’s all about the “members of the academy,” God and mom and dad. Last night, a film-maker even thanked his dog.

But who ranks No. 1 in the Oscar gratitude-meter? No, it’s not HaShem, but rather, a small, bearded Jewish man, responsible for’ Jaws’ and ‘Schindler’s List’.

Yes, with more than twice as many thank you’s than God almighty, Steven Spielberg was thanked 42 times at the Oscar’s podium. Followed not so closely by another powerful Hollywood Jew, Harvey Weinstein.

God was way behind at 20, edging out Martin Scorsese with 15 and Jeffrey Katzenberg.

Here’s the top 10 list:

1) Steven Spielberg (42)
2) Harvey Weinstein (34)
3) James Cameron (28)
4) George Lucas (23)
5) Peter Jackson (22)
6) God (20)
7) Fran Walsh, Sheila Nevins (18)
8) Francis Ford Coppola, Barrie Osborne (16)
9) Martin Scorsese, Saul Zaentz (15)
10) Jeffrey Katzenberg (12)

[h/t Vulture and Vocativ]

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