Oscar Nominees

22nd January 2009 by Maura McHugh

The nominations for the 81st Annual Academy Awards have been announced.

Of particular interest to our members are the following categories:

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

  • Frozen River (2008): Courtney Hunt
  • Happy-Go-Lucky (2008): Mike Leigh
  • In Bruges (2008): Martin McDonagh (Irish writer)
  • Milk (2008): Dustin Lance Black
  • WALL·E (2008): Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Jim Reardon

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008): Eric Roth & Robin Swicord; based on the short story by F Scott Fitzgerald
  • Doubt (2008/I): John Patrick Shanley; based on the play by John Patrick Shanley
  • Frost/Nixon (2008): Peter Morgan; based on the play by Peter Morgan
  • The Reader (2008): David Hare; based on the novel by Bernhard Schlink
  • Slumdog Millionaire (2008): Simon Beaufoy; based on the novel by Vikas Swarup

Irish screenwriter/director Steph Green has also received an Oscar nomination in the category Best Short Film, Live Action, for her short film “New Boy”, which is adapted from a short story by Roddy Doyle.

Congratulations to all the nominees!

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