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88th Oscars Onstage Speech Transcript: Writing (Original Screenplay)

CATEGORY: Writing (Original Screenplay)
SPEECH BY: Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy
FILM: Spotlight



We’ve got to thank Open Road.  We’ve got to thank Participant. We’ve got to thank our wonderful producers, Michael Sugar, Nicole Rocklin, Blye Faust, Steve Golin. We’ve got to thank our wonderful cast and crew from Boston and Toronto. My wife who, Laura Dave, makes me a better writer every day and makes me a better human every day. And  my father Bruce Singer who taught me how to dream.



Thank you very much, Academy. We made this film for all the journalists who have and continue to hold the powerful accountable and for the survivors whose courage and will to overcome is really an inspiration to all. We have to do, make sure this never happens again. To Rhonda Price, the Gersh Agency, Andrew Hurwitz. To my beautiful wife Wendy, Nora and Vivian, my family and all our friends, we thank you. This one’s for you Geno, we love you. Love you Mom and Dad.


Thank you scroll:

Tom McCarthy would like to give a special thanks to:

McCarthy’s: Wendy, Nora, Vivian, Mom, Dad, Jay, John, Amy, Jack, Emily, Molly, Owen, Bill, Sue, Andrew, Matt, Tommy. To Duttenhofers: Meg, Steve, Katie, Sarah, Lucy, Jack. To Merry’s: Leslie, Alan, Adam, Liz. Father Mike, Rhonda & Andrew H.


Josh Singer would like to thank:

Phil, Joe, Jim, Patrick, Robby, Mike, Sacha, Matt, Ben, Marty, Jamie, Ari, Tom, Jeff, Phil, Dave, Steve, Sug, Bard, The WW gang, Sam, Dusty, Heather, Mike, Bill, Jon, Allen, Mark, Niko, Noah, Daddio, Singers, Steins, Daves & my love Laura Dave.



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