Tuesday, February 02, 2010

British writers among Oscar nominees

Nominations have been announced for the 82nd annual American Academy Awards and several British writers are among those in contention for an Oscar.

Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche receive a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for In The Loop. Nick Hornby is nominated in the same category for his adaptation of An Education, based on the book by Lynn Barber.

An Education is also in the running for Best Film and A Matter Of Loaf And Death, written by Nick Park and Bob Baker, is nominated for Best Animated Short.

The full nominations in the writing categories are:

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
  • District 9, written by Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell
  • An Education, screenplay by Nick Hornby (based on the book by Lynn Barber)
  • In the Loop, Screenplay by Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche
  • Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire, screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher
  • Up in the Air, based on the novel by Walter Kirn, screenplay by Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner
Writing (Original Screenplay)
  • The Hurt Locker, written by Mark Boal
  • Inglourious Basterds, written by Quentin Tarantino
  • The Messenger, written by Alessandro Camon & Oren Moverman
  • A Serious Man, written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
  • Up, screenplay by Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, Story by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Tom McCarthy
The winners will be announced on 7th March.

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