Graham Moore reveals a suicide attempt at Oscar 2015

Graham Moore reveals a suicide attempt at Oscar 2015


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Sunday list of Oscars winners and handed them the 2015 awards. They are taking place at the Dolby theater in Los Angeles and are being hosted by Gone Girl star Neil Patrick Harris.

Graham Moore gave the Oscars on Feb. 22, one of its highlights with his inspiring acceptance speech. After thanking the Academy and his Imitation Game family including star Benedict Cumberbatch, 38, Graham shocked the audience by revealing he had attempted suicide when he was 16-years-old, and implored young people with similar feelings of hopelessness to “stay strange, stay different!”

“When I was 16-years-old I tried to kill myself,” revealed Graham. “Because I felt weird and I felt different and I felt like I did not belong. And now I’m standing here and so 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.”

Imitation Game movie tells the story of how British mathematician Alan Turing, played by Benedict, helped crack the enigma code during World War II.

Eddie Redmayne also was so excited to win the best actor Oscar for his performance as Professor Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.