Graham Moore Wins Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Imitation Game

Posted on February 23, 2015

The Imitation Game took home the Oscar in the Best Adapted screenplay category at the 87th Academy Awards. The script for The Imitation Game was written by Graham Moore. The Oscar announcement was made by Oprah.

The screenplay is based on the book, Alan Turing: The Enigma, by author Andrew Hodges. Moore was also an executive producer for the film. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turning. Turning was a computer scientist and cryptanalyst who helped crack the Enigma code during World War II. He was later convicted of gross indecency for homosexuality by the British government for being gay.

Moore gave a very candid and moving acceptance speech. He said it was unfair that Turing never got to stand in front of an audience like he was getting to do tonight. He said, "That's the most unfair thing I think I've ever heard."

Moore also revealed that he tried to commit suicide at age 16. He told other kids out there to "stay weird." Moore said, "I tried to commit suicide at 16, and now I'm standing here. 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."

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