The two best films of 2016 won big at Sunday night’s Golden Globes ceremony: Moonlight and La La Land.
I found both movies to be profoundly touching and transcendent — not to mention exhilaratingly entertaining. And both films hit me in ways that were completely surprising.
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Nominations for the 2017 Writers Guild Awards, to be held in simultaneous ceremonies in both Los Angeles and New York City on Feb. 19, were announced Wednesday morning. Of course awards-season faves Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, Loving, and La La Land got nods, but there was (for me at least) one surprise: Deadpool, in the adapted category. Y’know, this may seem farfetched, but I think Deadpool may get some serious Oscar love. If it gets nominated for Best Picture, remember who mentioned it first.
One of the things that’s funny, however, is that Moonlight and Loving are nominated in the original category, but are only eligible for the Adapted category for the Oscars.
Last year, Spotlight won for WGA’s original screenplay and The Big Short won adapted. Both went on to win the same award at the Oscars. Continue reading “2017 Writers Guild Awards Nominations Announced”
“Say hello to KIARA SPIVEY.”
So in between writing Truffle Butter and plotting out my next novel after that (tentatively titled The Easters), I’ve been plotting out a couple of story lines that I believe will herald my glorious return to the world of screenwriting.
For those who don’t know, screenwriting has always been my No. 1 passion. But after a supposed sure-thing deal fell through, I gave up on my Hollywood dreams. Having now written a few books, and having those books be fairly well-received, I’ve gained the confidence and desire to seriously pursue screenwriting once again.
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