Former stripper and underground blogger Diablo Cody won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Juno. Cody seemed genuinely shocked and was quick to dedicate her award to her fellow script writers, as well as to the film’s director, Jason Reitman (whom she called a member of her family) and to Juno’s star, Ellen Page.
What is happening? This is for the writers, I especially want to thank all my fellow nominees. I worship you guys I am learning from you every day. I want to thank the academy… our… cast including the superhuman Ellen Page…. Most of all, I’d like to thank my family for loving me exactly the way I am.
Cody, who has been gaining a lot of attention over Juno’s witty dialog, became teary eyed as she left the stage. It’s been a wild ride for the young writer, who is rumored to be writing another script for none other than Steven Spielberg. She’s also currently a guest columnist for Entertainment Weekly.
Update by Celebitchy: Here’s the video of her acceptance speech. It made a lot of us tear up at the end.