88th Oscars Onstage Speech Transcript: Best Picture

CATEGORY: Best Picture
SPEECH BY: Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust, Producers
FILM: Spotlight



Thank you, hello everybody. I love you, Lauren, we did it. This film gave a voice to survivors, and this Oscar amplifies that voice which we hope will become a choir that will resonate all the way to the Vatican. Pope Francis, it’s time to protect the children and restore the faith. Thank you very much.
We would not be here today without the heroic efforts of our reporters. Not only do they effect global change, but they absolutely show us the necessity for investigative journalism.
We’d also like to thank our partners: Tom Ortenberg and everyone at Open Road, Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King and everyone at Participant, eOne, Anonymous Content, First Look, Michael Bederman, David Mizner. Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy, your tenacity and vision is unparalleled. To our cast, if there ever was a perfectly calibrated ensemble, you are it. Thank you so much.
Thank you scroll:
Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin & Blye Pagon Faust would like to thank:
My infinitely fabulous husband, Aaron Faust; my incredible parents, Bonnie & Garry Pagon; and my little guys, Benjamin & Jacob. My beautiful little Braxton, Michele Rocklin, Shani Schwartz, Craig & Isabel Kallman, & in honor of my incredibly missed father, Robert Rocklin. All my love to Marilyn, Jerry, Anna, Ari, Vio, Blue, Larry, Susan, the Dicksons, the Golins, and the whole team at Anonymous Content. Bonnie, JB & Larry Sugar; the love of my life, Lauren Wall Sugar; and to the brave survivors of abuse worldwide.


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