If you watched the Oscars last night, hopefully you got to hear The Imitation Game screenwriter Graham Moore’s moving acceptance speech. I love this excerpt from an Entertainment Weekly (EW) article about Moore and his speech today:
Backstage, Moore addressed what it was like for him to be so personal in front of a global audience. “The cameras are little black circles,” he said. “It’s not like a billion people out there when I’m looking around. It was really hard, but it felt, I’m a writer. When am I ever going to be on television? It was my 45 seconds in my life to get on television. I felt like I might as well use it to say something meaningful.”
If you missed the Academy Awards or Moore’s speech, there is a video of it, embedded in the EW article.
I love that Moore thought about how he could best use that time, to make a difference, if given the chance.
If you had 45 seconds to say anything to over a billion people, via television, at an event such as the Oscars or the Super Bowl. What would you say?
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