Rep. Grimm Applauds S.I. Native for 'Argo' Oscar Win

Feb 25, 2013

STATEN ISLAND, NY - Rep. Michael G. Grimm (R,C-Staten Island/Brooklyn) issued the following statement congratulating Staten Island native Chris Terrio for winning the Oscar’s best adaptive screenplay award for “Argo”:

“Last night, native Staten Islander Chris Terrio made us all proud with an Oscar win for his screenplay adaptation of ‘Argo.’  His script recreates one of the most-watched moments in our nation’s history, when the eyes of all Americans were on Iran and our prayers were for the safe return of the hostages.  Mr. Terrio retold the previously classified story of CIA’s Tony Mendez’s rescue mission with a balance of creativity, humor, and high-drama to captivate audiences and capture the American spirit at a pivotal moment in time.

“On Staten Island, we are privileged to be home to so many exceptionally talented individuals, and Chris Terrio’s Oscar win is living proof! For our local aspiring artists young and old, Chris Terrio has shown us that there is no dream too big and no goal untenable. Let his Oscar win will be an inspiration to all who aspire to artistic achievement, and part of a lasting legacy for generations to come.”