Oscars 2015: Screenwriter Graham Moore Addresses Suicide, Delivers Message of Hope During Acceptance Speech (Video)

Graham Moore Oscars - H 2015
AP Images/Invision

Graham Moore Oscars - H 2015

The awards are being handed out Sunday night in Hollywood.

The Imitation Game took home the Academy Award for best adapted screenplay on Sunday night.

Oprah presented the award to screenwriter Graham Moore. At the beginning of his acceptance speech Graham joked: "Thank you so much to the Academy and to Oprah." The speech then took on a serious tone when the screenwriter admitted to attempting suicide due to feeling different. He ended his speech by saying, "I would like for this moment to be for that kid out there that feels weird and different … Stay weird."

The Imitation Game beat out The Theory of Everything, Whiplash, American Sniper and Inherent Vice to take home the Oscar. 

At last year's awards show, Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave, written by John Ridley ,  took home the honor. 

Neil Patrick Harris is hosting the 87th annual Academy Awards, which is being broadcast live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. 

Read more coverage of the Oscars here, and check out all the night's fashions on Pret-a-Reporter.