Many of us can still remember those tough years when we felt awkward as teenagers. The Screenplay writer Graham Moore gave one of the most moving speeches at the Sunday Oscars when he shared how bad it became for him. Moore, who took home the Best Adapted Screenplay award for “The Imitation Game,” revealed to the audience that he tried to commit suicide as a teen because he felt different and awkward. He couldn’t believe that the same 16 year old will go on to stand in front of millions and accept an Oscar.
His message to teenagers, “I would like for this moment to be for that kid out there who feels like she doesn’t fit in anywhere. You do. Stay weird. Stay different, and then when it’s your turn and you are standing on this stage please pass the same message along.” And we say Amen to that.
Graham Moore Delivers A Moving Speech At The Oscars