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Emerald Fennell takes Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar


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Mon, 26 Apr 2021 02:00:00 +0100

Emerald Fennell fought back tears as she accepted the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for her debut movie 'Promising Young Woman' on Sunday (25

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Emerald Fennell fought back tears as she accepted the Best Original Screenplay Oscar on Sunday (25.04.21) night.

The 35-year-old actress admitted she hadn’t expected to take the accolade for her movie ‘Promising Young Woman’ ahead of the writers of the other nominated films, ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’, ‘Minari’, ‘Sound of Metal’, and ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’, ​so apologised to event producer Stephen Soderbergh for not preparing a speech.

She said: “They said write a speech and I didn’t because I didn’t think this would happen, I’m going to be in trouble with Stephen Soderbergh, I’m so sorry…

“The only speech I ever wrote was when I was 10 – it mainly thanks Morris from ‘Saved by the Bell’. Unfortunately he hasn’t been as much of my life as I’d hoped.

“I’m trying very hard not to cry, which is very difficult because as an English person, we don’t cry ever.”

Emerald thanked her cast and crew, as well as her loved ones, as she felt “mortified” to have been singled out for recognition.

She said: “I have so many people to thank, I feel mortified that I’m here when it’s not just my job at all.

“I want to thank Carey Mulligan for being not only the most talented person in the world but also the kindest and funniest, the producers for never giving up, the cast and the crew, the greatest in the world, they just made me look good and I’m so grateful.”

Fighting back tears, she added: “Finally, my family, mum, dad, Coco, my husband, Chris… Come on. Our son who did not arrive until a couple of weeks after shooting, thank God, I crossed my legs all the way through. Thank God.

“Stephen – I hope that was alright.”

Meanwhile, the second award of the evening went to Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton, who took Best Adapted Screenplay for ‘The Father’.

Florian accepted the honour in Paris, praising his collaborator – who was at the evening’s London hub at the BFI – for their lengthy partnership.

He said: “Thank you so much, it’s such agreat joy and a great honour. I share this with CH, we have worked together for years and he’s a great writer and a great friend.”

This article originally ran on celebretainment.com.

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Mon, 26 Apr 2021 02:00:00 +0100

The Promising Young Woman director was one of this year's Academy Award winners

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Emerald Fennell gave an unlikely shout-out to an 80s heartthrob during her acceptance speech at the Oscars.

Near the beginning of Sunday night’s ceremony, Emerald was awarded Best Original Screenplay for her work on the film Promising Young Woman, which she also directed.

She was one of the first winners to be announced on the night, telling those in attendance: “They said write a speech and I didn’t, because I just didn’t think this would happen, and I’m going to be in trouble with [producer] Stephen Soderbergh.”

Picking up her Oscar, she then commented: “He’s so heavy and he’s so cold!”

“They said write a speech, and I didn't—because I just didn't think this would ever happen.” Emerald Fennell wins the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for “Promising Young Woman.” https://t.co/sdgeoBK7lX#Oscarspic.twitter.com/g5dOPwsQ7O

Emerald continued: “So, the only speech I ever wrote was when I was 10, soI had a look to see if there was anything useful from it, but it mostly thanked Zack Morris from Saved By The Bell, my very supportive husband.

“Unfortunately, he hasn’t been as much a part of my life as I’d hoped, and so that speech is not that useful.”

She added: “All I can say is — trying hard not to cry, which is difficult as an English person, who doesn’t cry, ever — this film was made by the most incredible people in the world.

“We made it in 23 days, and they just brought their complete genius and love and humour to it.”

Emerald was one of several British winners during this year’s ceremony, which also included Daniel Kaluuya, who scooped his first Oscar for his role in Judas And The Black Messiah.

For the full list of this year’s Oscar winners, click here.

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– April 26, 2021
Emerald Fennell takes Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar