Is this a joke, or something? Do George Clooney, Ang Lee, and Reese Witherspoon really need Hanks (or anyone else) telling them to "show gratitude with style," and "maximize [their] moment"? Jesus, what a massive load of condescending crap! If someone makes a great speech, it's just not going to be because of Tom Hanks. And if a speech is going to suck? Man, an 8 minute DVD just isn't going to change a damn thing - it's not as if people who make fools of themselves go to the stage intending to do so.
But you never know, I guess. Hey, maybe if Philip Seymour Hoffman wins, he'll include Hanks in his barked thanks, and give all the credit for his doggy eloquence to this handy dandy DVD lesson!