Best: 'Imitation Game' Screenwriter Graham Moore's Speech
When Moore won Best Adapted Screenplay for The Imitation Game, he was quick to point out how unfair it was that he got to stand up and receive an award for this movie when its subject, the British cryptanalyst Alan Turing, was never fortunate enough to enjoy anything approaching acceptance. (Turing helped win World War II by cracking the Nazis' Enigma code, but was eventually prosecuted for his homosexuality.) This was not just Moore's humility talking: He went on to confess that he tried to kill himself when he was 16 because he, too, thought that he didn't belong, and he encouraged anyone who felt similarly to "stay weird, stay different, and then when it's your turn and you are standing on this stage, please pass the same message along." His words were heartbreaking — and yes, long may they resonate.