Though there is much press already, we writers can’t be honored enough for creating the stories that touch countless hearts, speak truths, and change lives.
Congratulations to the nominees and winners of last night’s 2009 Academy Awards in the Writing categories.
WRITING (Original Screenplay)
Courtney Hunt for FROZEN RIVER
Mike Leigh for HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
Martin McDonagh for IN BRUGES
Dustin Lance Black for MILK *Oscar Winner*
Andrew Stanton and Jim Reardon for WALL-E
WRITING (Adapted Screenplay)
Eric Roth for THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
John Patrick Shanley for DOUBT
Peter Morgan for FROST / NIXON
David Hare for THE READER
Simon Beaufoy for SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE *Oscar Winner*
An extra-special bit of attention is to be paid to Ms. Hunt for not only being one of the historically few estrogen-producing members of this illustrious gang but also because FROZEN RIVER appears to be her first screenwriting credit EVER!
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