America is full of screenwriters and film-makers but when it comes to being skilled Gharham Moore is your man. He’s an American screenwriter who was born in 1981—best known for The Sherlockian, published in 2010. It was listed as “New York Times Best Seller,” debut novel. Moore loves to write and decided to give screenwriting a shot—writing Black List in 2011. And it last night it received a 2015 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
The Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplays is a huge privilege. And it’s the most prominent film awards in the United States. Every single year a writer that has adapted a screenplay from another source(that can vary from a novel, short story or even a play). It’s awesome that he’s been able to have so much success because he is truly a talented writer.
He had an amazing speech at the Oscars 2015 show according to ew.com, stating:
“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.”
What an amazing speech Graham Moore—how many of us know someone who has committed suicide or at least attempted? Maybe you have a friend that had someone close to them attempt suicide. It’s not something you can play with, emotions can be powerful and the world can be cruel. But you have to be strong and follow your dreams. The devil will do anything to tear you down. Graham Moore probably didn’t realize how hard he would drive this point home.
His speech was more than just a thank you—it was influential. And we are so proud of the man he has become, I’m happy that he is here today to share his talent with the world. Personally, our family is a victim to suicide and I have several very close friends to me who are daughters, mothers, sisters, fathers, brothers and sisters of people who have become a suicide statistic. Please never let that be you because you have talent, you are worthy of happiness, no matter what anybody says, thinks or does to you in this life.
I hope that everyone can take this to heart and realize how truly amazing we all are—because if Graham Moore wouldn’t have stayed strong he would have never reached his dreams. So what are you going to do?