One of the best moments of the 2015 OSCARS was Graham Moore‘s epic acceptance speech for Best Adapted Screenplay.
The Imitation Game writer revealed that he had attempted suicide as a teen because he felt weird and different and encouraged young people who also felt that way to power through.
It was one of the best, most incredibly moving speeches we’ve ever heard.
And it wasn’t even written beforehand??
According to Graham, he was just winging it up there! He revealed later:
“I didn’t write anything out.”
Really?? The professional writer didn’t plan that incredibly emotional expression?
He didn’t have to. He was sort of planning it his whole life. Graham said:
“Everyone when they’re growing up imagines giving an awards speech. I’ve given my fair of speeches into the shampoo bottle and into combs over the years…
This sort of felt like the thing I always wanted to say and I never thought in my life I’d actually be on a stage and say it.”
Well, Graham was clearly meant to write that movie AND to give that speech.
And we’re glad he was just weird enough to make them both perfect!
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