Geoffrey Fletcher's "Precious" Takes Adapted Screenplay
A contender for this Sunday's Academy Awards is the 2009 film "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire."
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Updated at 11:39 AM PDT
Geoffrey Fletcher broke the sniffle barrier at approximate 9:51pm Eastern time in accepting the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire."
"I don't know what to say," he began. "This if for everybody who works on a dream every day, precious boys and girls everywhere.. the cast and crew... my two brothers ..." he continued as he grew progressively more emotional. He finally apologized for "blanking" as the room sat in a stunned silence that Martin shattered with one of his better one-liners of the night.
"I wrote that speech for him."