Saturday, January 26, 2013

Screenwriters Choice Awards 2013 – nominations

The Screenwriting software company Final Draft has announced the nominations for the 8th Annual Screenwriters Choice Awards.

The nominees for Best Original Screenplay are the scripts for AmourDjango Unchained, Looper, Moonrise Kingdom and Zero Dark Thirty. For Best Adapted Screenplay, the nominated scripts are Argo, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook.

The 2013 Hall of Fame Award honoree is Lawrence Kasdan. He has written, directed or produced 22 motion pictures, including Body Heat, The Big Chill, Silverado, The Accidental Tourist, and Grand Canyon. Among them, he has written or co-written four of the most successful films in motion picture history -- Raiders of The Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of The Jedi and The Bodyguard.

The finalists of the 2012 Final Draft, Inc. Big Break Contest (Life Copy by A Rouveyrol, Ludlow by Craig Houchin, The Whaler's Daughter by Matthew Snyman) will be flown to the Final Draft, Inc. Annual Awards event where the winner will be announced.

Nominees are chosen by a committee of industry leaders who submit their selections for Best Screenplay, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Television Comedy, and Best Television Drama from the theatrical releases and television shows of 2012. Final Draft registered users then vote from among the nominees to select the winners who will be honored on stage at the Final Draft, Inc. Annual Awards Event.

The Final Draft, Inc. Annual Awards Event takes place on February 7, 2013 at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills, California. Comedian Jay Mohr will host the event.

Complete list of nominations for the 8th Final Draft Screenwriters Choice Awards

Amour -- Michael Haneke
Django Unchained -- Quentin Tarantino
Looper -- Rian Johnson
Moonrise Kingdom -- Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola
Zero Dark Thirty -- Mark Boal

Argo -- Chris Terrio
Les Miserables -- William Nicholson
Life of Pi -- David MaGee
Lincoln -- Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook -- David O. Russell

30 Rock
Big Bang Theory
Modern Family

Breaking Bad
Downtown Abbey
Game of Thrones
The Newsroom

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