Onstage Speech Transcript | 85th Academy Awards

Adapted Screenplay


ONSTAGE SPEECH
CATEGORY: Adapted Screenplay
SPEECH BY: Chris Terrio
FILM: "Argo"

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I want to say I share this with the other people in my category: Lucy and Benh, and David and David and Tony, brilliant Tony. Thank you for inspiring me. Thank you, Ben Affleck. Ben, 15 years ago you were up here with the first screenplay you got made and now you made this film that's brought me up here and it's a gift and I can never repay it. And thank you, I love you. I want to thank Warner Bros.; everybody at Smokehouse, George, Grant, Nina. I want to thank my mom and dad, my friends who prop me up every day in all this. Josh Bearman. I want to dedicate this to a man named Tony Mendez. Thirty-three years ago, Tony, using nothing but his creativity and his intelligence, got six people out of a very bad situation. And so I want to dedicate this to him and the Taylors and the Sheardowns and the people all over the world in the U.S. and Canada and Iran who use creativity and intelligence to solve problems nonviolently. Thank you.

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