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

CATEGORY: Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
SPEECH BY: Charles Randolph and Adam McKay
FILM: The Big Short




Thank you so much to the Academy. Also thank you to Michael Lewis for writing an amazing book that inspired Charles and I so much. Thank you to Paramount for taking a risk on a movie that’s about financial esoterica and believing in it. Thank you to my beautiful wife, Shira Piven, there she is. And my children, Lili Rose, my two daughters, Lili Rose and Pearl, I love you so much. Most of all, if you don’t want big money to control government, don’t vote for candidates that take money from big banks, oil or weirdo billionaires: Stop!



Thank you very much Plan B. Thank you very much Paramount. To my wife, Mili [Hebrew]. To my kids, I am so happy to be your father. Thank you.


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Charles Randolph & Adam McKay would like to thank:

Brad Grey, Rob Moore, Marc Evans, Geoff Stier, Megan Colligan, Jimmy Miller, Ari Emmanuel, Cliff Roberts, Kevin Messick, Robyn Wholey, Fred McKay, Sarah Imperato, Colleen Goddard, the late great Del Close, Charna Halpern, Gary Sanchez, Margaret Riley, Rowena Arguelles, Nancy Jones and Craig Emmanuel. David Beaubaire. Henry Finder. The gentlemen of BNO: Malcolm Gladwell, Bruce Headlam, Stephen Sherrill, Jacob Weisberg and the good people of Hudson, Tivoli and Millerton, NY



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