Sarah Polley Thanks the Academy for “Not Being Mortally Hurt” by the Words “Women” and “Talking” After Oscar Win

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Sarah Polley won her first Oscar for her Woman talking.

“First of all, just want to thank the Academy for not being fatally offended by women’s words and speaking so closely together like this,” she said as her film won the award for writing (adapted screenplay). .

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“Miriam Toews wrote an essential novel about a radical democracy in which people who disagreed on every single issue managed to sit together in a room and move forward together free of violence. They didn’t do that just by talking about Rather do it by listening.

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woman talkingwhich came from the Orion Pictures/United Artists release, Beat All Quiet on the Western Front, Glass Onions: A Knives Out Mystery Living And Top Gun: Maverick in the category.

prevent victory All Quiet on the Western Front, Which has been gaining momentum overnight from becoming the first non-English language film to win the award.

woman talking was written and directed by Polly. It based on Toews’ book of the same name and inspired by real events that took place in the Manitoba Colony, a remote and isolated Mennonite community in Bolivia.

Polly’s feature film directorial debut away from her It was also nominated in this category in 2008, but lost to Joel and Ethan Coen. no country for old men.

woman talking Follows the women of an isolated religious colony who uncover a shocking secret about the colony’s men: For years, the men sometimes drugged and raped the women. The truth comes out and the women talk about finding a solution to their situation.

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It stars Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Frances McDormand, Judith Ivey, Sheila McCarthy, Michelle MacLeod, Kate Hallett, Liv McNeil, August Winter, Ben Whishaw, Kira Gulloyan, Shayla Brown, Emily Mitchell, Nathaniel McParland and Ellie Haim .

It was produced by Plan B Entertainment, Orion Pictures and Here/Se Productions with Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and McDormand.

Despite being locked out at BAFTA, woman talking Won Best Adapted Screenplay at the Critics’ Choice Awards and the WGA Awards.

Most of the Oscar winning writings (adapted screenplays) are based on novels. While last year’s winner, codaBased on the French/Belgian film La Famille Belier, and last year’s winners Father based on the play by Florian Zeller le pereAll winners in this category, apart from 2016’s Moonlight, have been based on books since 2006. Resident of heaven

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