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Scriptwriter and Online Critics Awards

Book.jpgThere are two more sets of award nominations I caught today, first is the Online Critics Awards from Rotten Tomatoes, (of which I'm not a part!) and the USC Libraries Scripter Award.

First the University of Southern California is in their 19th year and has announced their nominations for this years best achievement in adaptation from an English language book, novella or short story. Children of Men, The Devil Wears Prada, The Illusionist, The Last King of Scotland, and Notes on a Scandal are all up for nominations for their respective writers.

Next the Online Film Critics Society from Rotten Tomatoes have announced their nominees and their winners. I've given the full list in the main story and highlighted the winners moving them to the top of each list for you. There's not really many surprises, and it's starting to look like a good race for Best Picture, with foregone conclusions for Best Actor and Actress, and quite rightly so.

The fill listing for the USC nominees are from USC Scripter Awards official site through Variety:

This year's finalists, in alphabetical order by film title, are:
Alfonso Cuaron & Timothy J. Sexton and David Arata and Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby for "Children of Men" based on the book by P.D. James.
Aline Brosh McKenna and author Lauren Weisberger for "The Devil Wears Prada".
Neil Berger for "The Illusionist" based on the story "Eisenheim the Illusionist" by Steven Millhauser.
Peter Morgan and Jeremy Brock for "The Last King of Scotland" based on the book by Giles Foden.
Patrick Marber and author Zoe Heller for "Notes on a Scandal".

The Online Film Critics nominations come through Cinematical:

BEST PICTURE
United 93
Babel
Children of Men
The Departed
Pan's Labyrinth

BEST DIRECTOR
Martin Scorsese - The Departed
Alfonso Cuaron - Children of Men
Guillermo del Toro - Pan's Labyrinth
Paul Greengrass - United 93
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu - Babel

BEST ACTOR
Forest Whitaker - The Last King of Scotland
Sacha Baron Cohen - Borat
Leonardo Di Caprio - The Departed
Ryan Gosling - Half Nelson
Peter O'Toole - Venus

BEST ACTRESS
Helen Mirren - The Queen
Penelope Cruz - Volver
Judi Dench - Notes on a Scandal
Meryl Streep - The Devil Wears Prada
Kate Winslet - Little Children

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jackie Earle Haley - Little Children
Alan Arkin - Little Miss Sunshine
Eddie Murphy - Dreamgirls
Jack Nicholson - The Departed
Mark Wahlberg - The Departed

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Abigail Breslin - Little Miss Sunshine
Adriana Barraza - Babel
Cate Blanchett - Notes on a Scandal
Jennifer Hudson - Dreamgirls
Rinko Kikuchi - Babel

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Guillermo del Toro - Pan's Labyrinth
Guillermo Arriaga & Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu - Babel
Michael Arndt - Little Miss Sunshine
Peter Morgan - The Queen
Paul Greengrass - United 93

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Cuaron, Sexton, Arata, Fergus & Otsby - Children of Men
William Monahan - The Departed
Todd Field & Tom Perrotta - Little Children
Christopher Nolan & Jonathan Nolan - The Prestige
Jason Reitman - Thank You for Smoking

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Emmanuel Lubeski - Children of Men
Dean Semler - Apocalypto
Rodrigo Prieto - Babel
Matthew Libatique - The Fountain
Guillermo Navarro - Pan's Labyrinth

BEST EDITING
Clare Douglas, Richard Pearson & Christopher Rouse - United 93
Douglas Crise & Stephen Mirrione - Babel
Alfonso Cuaron & Alex Rodriguez - Children of Men
Thelma Schoonmaker - The Departed
Jay Rabinowitz - The Fountain

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Clint Mansell - The Fountain
Gustavo Santaolalla - Babel
Philip Glass - The Illusionist
Philip Glass - Notes on a Scandal
Javier Navarrete - Pan's Labyrinth

BEST DOCUMENTARY
An Inconvenient Truth
Dave Chappelle's Block Party
Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing
Jesus Camp
Neil Young: Heart of Gold

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Pan's Labyrinth (Mexico)
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Romania)
L'Enfant (Belgium)
Volver (Spain)
Water (India)

BEST ANIMATED FILM
A Scanner Darkly
Cars
Happy Feet
Monster House
Over the Hedge

BREAKTHROUGH FILMMAKER
Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris - Little Miss Sunshine
Ryan Fleck - Half Nelson
Rian Johnson - Brick
Neil Marshall - The Descent
Jason Reitman - Thank You for Smoking

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMER
Sacha Baron Cohen - Borat
Shareeka Epps - Half Nelson
Jennifer Hudson - Dreamgirls
Rinko Kikuchi - Babel
Ellen Page - Hard Candy

There's nothing really surprising in the list, but it is a good selection although I would have liked to have seen Brick (Filmstalker review) taking Breakthrough Filmmaker for Rian Johnson.





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first is the Online Critics Awards from Rotten Tomatoes, (of which I'm not a part!)

What's wrong if you were? ;)

Nothing! Just pointing out I'm not, just in case anyone thinks I had a hand in the results.

HAHAHAHA For a while there I thought you had something against Rotten Tomatoes!

...and the winner is, for the Scriptwriter award anyway, Children of Men.

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