Graham spoke for millions of kids who are struggling to find acceptance in his compelling 2015 Oscars speech. Fellow celebs and fans praised his powerful words on social media and his advice to ‘stay weird’ to those who might be feeling down trended worldwide.
Graham Moore’s inspiring and poignant words after his The Imitation Game Oscars win is undoubtedly the most talked about acceptance speech of the 2015 Academy Awards, and celebs like Janel Parrish, Bellamy Young and more can’t stop raving about it. He boldly told everyone watching to “stay weird, stay different” amidst adversity after revealing that he’d attempted suicide at the young age of 16.
Graham Moore Wins: His Oscar Speech Advice To ‘Stay Weird’ — Fan Reaction
Here’s the reaction to Graham’s empowering speech:
— Michael Chiklis (@MichaelChiklis) February 23, 2015
Graham Moore. Yes, babe. Yes. #stayweird
— Janel Parrish (@JanelParrish) February 23, 2015
— Bellamy Young (@BellamyYoung) February 23, 2015
A pretty inspiring Oscars…Patricia Arquette is my spirit animal and Graham Moore is the future… But was that a Scientology commercial?! — Connie Britton (@conniebritton) February 23, 2015
Thank you for your moving speech, Graham Moore. Such important words…to everyone out there who… http://t.co/8eGEOrhA58
— Brad Haugen (@hoogs) February 23, 2015
Graham Moore delivered a remarkable speech #Oscars2015
— Renz Michael Valerio (@RenzValerio) February 23, 2015
thank you Graham Moore for the amazing touching speech. the world needed another powerful reminder that different isn’t bad and lonely — Alexa Losey (@alexalosey) February 23, 2015
Here’s an excerpt from his speech:
“In this brief time here, what I want to use it to do is to say this: When I was 16 years old, I tried to kill myself because I felt weird and I felt different and I felt like I did not belong,” Moore said. “And now, I’m standing here and I would like for this moment to be for that kid out there who feels like she’s weird or she’s different or she doesn’t fit in anywhere: Yes, you do. I promise you do. 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 to the next person who comes along.”
You can watch the full speech here.
Graham wasn’t the only winner who used the Oscars stage as a platform. Patricia Arquette’s speech after she won Best Supporting Actress for Boyhood touched the hearts of millions of women wanting equality around the world.
“It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America!” she said in the speech. Emma Watson, Elizabeth Banks, Lena Dunham and more praised Patricia’s words. Here’s to a brave new world for women!
J.K. Simmons made a sweet and heartfelt request during his speech for Best Supporting Actor. He said: “If you’re lucky enough to have a parent or two alive on this planet, call ‘em. Don’t text. Don’t email. Call them on the phone. Tell ‘em you love ‘em, and thank them, and listen to them for as long as they want to talk to you.”
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Graham’s speech? Are you taking his advice to “stay weird?” Feel free to share your stories in the comments below.
— Avery Thompson