Imitation Game writer Graham Moore didn’t plan to talk about his suicide attempt after winning the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. Moore uses his moment to reach out and help those who may be in crisis to take their lives out of desperation and despair. To those who didn’t see the movie, “The Imitation Game” is about the life and achievements of the late Alan Turing, the British mathematician and cryptanalyst who helped solve the Enigma code during World War II. After the war he was prosecuted for homosexuality in Britain and died by suicide in 1954 at 41 years old.

Graham Moore

Graham Moore winner for Best Adapted Screenplay “The Imitation Game”.

Graham 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”.

Graham Moore Emotional Acceptance Speech was one of the memorable speech during the Oscars. Even Oprah Winfrey, who presented Moore with the Oscar, also said his speech was one of the most memorable moments of the night. Imitation Game star Keira Knightley was the first person to give Moore a hug when he returned to his seat, followed by co-star Benedict Cumberbatch.

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