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Oscar Winner Graham Moore: 'I'm Not Gay'

Oscar Winner Graham Moore: 'I'm Not Gay'

Graham Moore gave one of the most memorable and touching acceptance speeches after the 2015 Oscars last night – and afterwards, talked to reporters and clarified that he isn’t gay.

“I’m not gay, but I’ve never talked publicly about depression before or any of that and that was so much of what the movie was about and it was one of the things that drew me to Alan Turing so much,” Graham told BuzzFeed. “I think we all feel like weirdos for different reasons. Alan had his share of them and I had my own and that’s what always moved me so much about his story.”

As for the speech, Graham did have it loosely planned out. “I am incredibly superstitious, so I had it loosely in my head. It’s the kind of thing that I’ve imagined since I was a teenager. It was weird to get on the stage and say the things that I’ve been imagining in the shower and in front of mirrors. I think everyone practices their Oscars acceptance speech with a shampoo bottle and I’ve done my fair share of them. It’s really surreal to be able to do it in real life.”

Watch Graham‘s speech in case you missed it, and see a gallery of photos of Graham at the Oscars last night…

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  • Utope

    Graham’s speech was beautiful and inspirational! You don’t have to be gay to feel like an outsider and when I was in school I saw all kinds of kids getting bullied for many reasons.

  • Jessica

    He’s gay though.

  • CJLOVE23

    Yeah… but he’s gay.

  • Yo Mama

    Ehhhhhrrrrmmmmm – cool guy, but YES honey – you might be gay.

  • 1MzLiz

    Just because he doesn’t look like a throwback to the Neanderthal man with his knuckles dragging the ground doesn’t mean he’s gay. Take a good look at your sports figures and he man actors, you might be surprised.

  • CJLOVE23

    Why are you replying like I made an insult of some sort? There is nothing wrong being gay. I wish more people would just be proud of who they are rather than hide their true selves. However, if he doesn’t feel comfortable talking about his sexuality that’s fine too. It’s really no one’s business who he decides to love. I just get sad when powerful homosexuals (like Kevin Spacey and Tyler Perry) still feel the need to hide or lie about their preference as if it’s a bad thing to cover up. It may just make other people who look up to them feel like maybe it’s a shameful thing. But again.. it’s no one’s business and I am not judging. Just wish people wouldn’t lie about it.

    Also.. to reply to your statement. I am not assuming Graham Moore is gay because he isn’t a “Neanderthal man..”I have no idea where that came from..? There isn’t only one type of gay man. However, it’s pretty obvious he is gay.

  • lshelton22

    Maybe he identifies as asexual or something.

  • Betty Bucket

    Why is it obvious he’s gay? Do tell me, oh Great One.

  • Teni Eliza

    Tyler Perry is not gay. I know it’s hard for people to not believe in complete crock sometimes. But he’s happily in a relationship with a woman and expecting a child.

  • CJLOVE23

    mm hmm

  • CJLOVE23

    uhh. Why are you being such a dick? There was nothing I said that was insulting it’s amazing how defensive people get lol

  • fromanotherplanet

    Graham sis, it ain’t fooling no one.

  • jamswithjam

    As someone who has many gay men in my life….babe, you’re gay.

  • jamswithjam

    Tyler Perry is actually quite gay…..his girlfriend is his surrogate.

  • j k

    You’re being a dick to the oscar winner by disregarding his words. Let me guess, you think he’s gay for the way he sounds? I mean after that speech you’d think he’s the closet type?

  • FerCat

    I’ll take him at his word. He’s not an actor. He has no reason to hide his sexuality.

  • peppermintulip

    Exactly. He’s a writer. I’m sure if he really was gay he would just say so. The way people on comment sections are saying it’s obvious he is because of what…the way he looks or talks is stupid.

  • Rivera

    Yeah right, neither is John Travolta.

  • FerCat

    Basically they’re stereotyping gayness. Heterosexual men who grow up with mostly female role models could adapt some of their mannerisms. The opposite can be true as well, being outwardly masculine yet gay.

  • 1MzLiz

    Steven Hawking’s stated today that the major fear he has for mankind is our lack of empathy. CJ, you are a prime example. For you to have named the two men above as being powerhouse homosexuals who have never mentioned their sexual preference is disgraceful. Whether it be a case of measles or anything else, it’s their right to tell their story, not your decision.

  • CJLOVE23

    That is a horrible statement and couldn’t be further from the truth… I lack empathy? Ummm no! Why would you even say that and what made you say it? I completely empathize with this situation. It sounds to me you’re getting very defensive about me stating the absolute obvious as if me saying those 2 men are gay as being a bad thing. ANd you’re right, it is their decision to come out, not mine. But who the hell am I? No one. They are 2 very powerful and well respected closeted gay men who could just be themselves and be true to their fans. Hell maybe it would help some kid who’s too scared to come out to they family and friends but given the courage they could. I remember reading when Ellen came out, a bunch of homosexuals were inspired and came out as well. I just don’t understand why in 2015 there are people who are so defensive over another person calling someone gay. It’s not an insult. No it’s none of my business at all who they choose to love, but I just get a little confused as to why they cover it up..? That is not having a lack of empathy at all. So don’t paint me out to be a villain just because I stated that 2 gay men are closeted.