Oscar Speeches: Thanking the (Uncredited Writers)

On several occasions Oscar winners thanked the writers (or contributors) of their scripts and roles, and by since those writers had not received official credits for their work, it’s the speeches that disclosed to the public who the real writers were.

In 1959, Best Actor winner, Charlton Heston, thanked the uncredited writer, Christopher Frye, to the scenario of Ben-Hur, which swept most of the Oscars that year.

In 200o, Best Actress winner, Julia Roberts, acknowledged publicly the role of  uncredited scripter Richard LaGravenese to Soderbergh’s biopic, Erin Brockovich.

In both cases, privy information about the behind-the secenes of those films was made public.