Sarah Polley thanks the Academy for not being “mortally offended” by the words “women” and “talking” after winning the Oscar

Sarah Polley won her first Oscar for her women speak.

“First of all, I want to thank the Academy for not being mortally offended by the words, women, and talking so close together,” she said of her film winning the Writing (Adapted Screenplay) award.

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“Miriam Toews has written a crucial novel about a radical democracy in which people who disagree on everything have managed to sit together in a room and together find a way free of violence. They do this not only by talking but also by listening,” she added.

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women talkwhich came from Orion Pictures/United Artists Releasing All Quiet on the West Front, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Living And Top Gun: Maverick in the category.

Victory prevented Nothing new in the West, which gained momentum throughout the night, from the first non-English language film to win the award.

women talk was written and directed by Polley. Based on Toews’ book of the same name, it is inspired by real events that took place in the Manitoba Colony, a remote and isolated Mennonite community in Bolivia.

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

women talk follows the women of an isolated religious colony as they reveal a shocking secret about the colony’s men: for years, the men have occasionally drugged and raped the women. The truth comes out and the women talk about finding a solution to their situation.

It stars Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Frances McDormand, Judith Ivey, Sheila McCarthy, Michelle McLeod, Kate Hallett, Liv McNeil, August Winter, Ben Whishaw, Kira Guloien, Shayla Brown, Emily Mitchell, Nathaniel McParland and Eli Ham see.

It was produced by Plan B Entertainment, Orion Pictures and Hear/Say Productions with Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and McDormand as producers.

Despite being disqualified from the BAFTAs, women talk won Best Adapted Screenplay at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards and the WGA Awards.

Most Oscar winners for screenwriting are based on novels. During last year’s winner codawas based on a Franco-Belgian film La Famille Belier, and last year’s winner The father based on the play by Florian Zeller Le Pereall winners in this category, with the exception of Moonlight 2016, are based on books since 2006 The departed.

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