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Imitation Game wins screenplay Oscar

Mon 23 Feb 2015 In: International News View at Wayback

Writer Graham Moore has won Best Adapted Screenplay at the Oscars for The Imitation Game, and offered a message to anyone who feels like they don’t fit in to “stay weird, stay different”. The film, which is based on a book about the life of genius gay codebreaker Alan Turing, has been criticised for being loose with the facts. However its script has won over the Academy. “Alan Turing never got to stand on a stage like this and stare out at all these disconcertingly attractive faces,” Moore said in receiving the Academy Award. “I do. And that’s the most unfair thing I think I’ve ever heard.” He explained “so in this brief time here what I want to use it to do is to say this. When I was 16 year old I tried to kill myself because I felt weird and I felt different and I felt like I did not belong. And now I’m standing here. And so I would like for this moment to be for that girl out there who feels like she’s weird or she doesn’t fit in anywhere. Yes you do. I promise you do. Stay weird. Stay different. And then when it’s your turn and you’re standing on this stage, please pass the same message to the next person that comes along.” Benedict Cumberbatch was nominated for Best Actor for his role as Alan Turing, but the award went to fellow Brit Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything. The Oscars were hosted by gay actor Neil Patrick Harris, while Lady Gaga performed a tribute to The Sound of Music.     

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Monday, 23rd February 2015 - 5:51pm

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