Archive for January 18th, 2010

Awards Weekend

18th January 2010 by Maura McHugh

The awards season kicked off properly this weekend in the USA.

On Friday the Critics’ Choice Awards were announced, and here are the two screenwriting categories:

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Winner: Quentin Tarantino – Inglourious Basterds

Nominees:

  • Mark Boal – The Hurt Locker
  • Joel Coen & Ethan Coen – A Serious Man
  • Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber – (500) Days Of Summer
  • Bob Peterson, Peter Docter – Up
  • Quentin Tarantino – Inglourious Basterds

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Winner: Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner – Up In The Air

Nominees:

  • Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach – Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell – District 9
  • Geoffrey Fletcher – Precious
  • Tom Ford, David Scearce – A Single Man
  • Nick Hornby – An Education
  • Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner – Up In The Air

Irish actress Saoirse Ronan also won the award for Best Young Actor or Actress for her performance in The Lovely Bones.

Last night the winners of the Golden Globes were broadcast. The lone screenwriting category was:

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE

Winner: Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner – Up In The Air

Nominees

  • Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell – District 9
  • Mark Boal – The Hurt Locker
  • Quentin Tarantino – Inglourious Basterds
  • Nancy Meyers – It’s Complicated
  • Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner – Up In The Air