I have written an acknowledgement in my PhD thesis thanking my advisors. Meanwhile they have asked for a draft of the thesis (before I submit it). Can I include the acknowledgment in the draft or will it be awkward for them to read my appreciation? I am also afraid that they might comment on it, causing me to change it.
Different universities may have different rules on this. At my university, there is no policy that prevents including it with the draft.
Can you include it? Yes, unless there's a local policy in place.
Should you? Up to you. I didn't - I didn't include the Acknowledgements until the final version (which they still see and approve).