TFI-Supported ‘The Imitation Game’ Wins Oscar’s Best Adapted Screenplay

The Imitation Game, a TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund, went into tonight's Academy Awards with eight nominations but it would only take home one Oscar and that was for Graham Moore's adapted screenplay.

Bringing to light the amazing contribution by mathematician Alan Turing during World War II, Moore's script, which was also once on the Black List (2011), recognizing the best unproduced scripts, the story mixes Turing's successful cracking of the Nazi's Enigma code with his secret life as a gay man, which at the time in England was illegal.

Moore gave one of the most memorable speeches of the evening while accepting his award, in which he revealed that at 16 he attempted suicide. A transcript of his speech is below (the presenter of the award was Oprah Winfrey).

"Thank you so much. To the academy and to Oprah for this. I need to shower my love and kisses on everyone who is in our Imitation Game family, Morten [Tyldum], Nora [Grossman], Ido [Ostrowsky], Teddy [Schwarzman], Keira [Knightely], Benedict [Cumberbatch], Billy [Goldenberg], Alexandre [Desplat], our entire cast. Maria [Djurkovic], I love you guys, thank you so much for this film, I am indebted to you guys. Here's the thing, Alan Turing never got to stand on a stage like this and look out to all these attractive faces and I do and that is the most unfair thing I've ever heard. For my time here I want to use it saying this, when i was 16 years old I tried to kill myself because I felt weird and felt I didn't belong and now I'm standing here, so I would like for this moment to be for that kid out there who feels like she's weird or different or doesn't fit in anywhere, yes you do. Stay weird, stay different. When it's your turn standing on this stage please pass the same message to the next person. Thank you so much!"

Congrats, Graham!

Listen to our chat with Moore on TFI LIVE.