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91st Oscars Onstage Speech Transcript: WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

SPEECH BY: Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly

FILM: "Green Book"


I’d like to thank Universal Studios, DreamWorks and Participant Media. As writers when you have Mahershala Ali, Viggo Mortenson, and Linda Cardellini saying your lines you pinch yourself and consider yourself the luckest writers on the face of the earth. I want to thank the entire cast and crew, my whole family, all my friends who’ve put up with my career and particularly George and Eileen Currie, the best parents anyone could have.

They say if you want to go somewhere fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. I gotta lot of people to than, starting with the entire state of Rhode Island. Thank you very much. I want to thank Viggo, Mahershala, and Linda, we have nothing without you guys, I mean nothing. Also I want to thank my wife Melinda, my kids Bob and App up there, Richard Lovett, Joe Mann, Jeff Okin, Cindy Gesner, Peter Grossman, Amanda Lundberg. Stacy Lenz and David Linde, Jonathan King, Robert Kessel, Christina Kounelias, Jamie Rogers, Charlie Wessler, Jim Burke, Ted Virtue, John Porter, Tom Kartsotis, Shinola Watches. Unbelievable, they’re saving Detroit. And finally I want to thank my brother and Bennett Yellin who got me into this business, I’m nothing without you. Best people ever.

This an amazing honor, thank you everyone for voting for us. Thank you to the other nominees. What an amazing category to be in with such talented people. This is an amazing room of filmmakers. Embrace ourselves and love each other. Thank you all, my mother and father. Dad we did it.



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