Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Best Screenplay = Best Picture?

Surprises? At least one for me. But I think it's noteworthy that all the best pictures were also nominated for either best original screenplay or best adapted screenplay. Okay, actually all but ONE were original screenplays. Anyway, in case you read ME before you watch television, read variety or check your influx of film related email --

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
"Babel" Guillermo Arriaga
"Letters from Iwo Jima" Iris Yamashita, Paul Haggis
"Little Miss Sunshine" Michael Arndt
"Pan's Labyrinth" Guillermo del Toro
"The Queen" Peter Morgan

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
"Borat" Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Peter Baynham, Dan Mazer, Todd Phillips
"Children of Men" David Arata, Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Fergus, Timothy J. Sexton, Hawk Ostby
"The Departed" Wiliam Monahan
"Little Children" Todd Field, Tom Perrotta
"Notes on a Scandal" Patrick Marber

BEST PICTURE
"Babel" Steve Golin, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Jon Kilik, producers; Anonymous Content Production/Una Producción De Zeta Film/Central Films Production; Paramount Pictures/Paramount Vantage (Paramount Vantage)
"The Departed" Brad Grey, Graham King, Brad Pitt, Martin Scorsese, producers; Vertigo Entertainment/Plan B Entertainment/Warner Bros. Pictures (Warner Bros.)
"Little Miss Sunshine" Albert Berger, David T. Friendly, producers; Big Beach/Bonafide Productions (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
"Letters from Iwo Jima" Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Steven Spielberg, producers; Malpaso Productions (Warner Bros.)
"The Queen" Andy Harries, Christine Langan, Tracey Seaward, producers; A Granada production (Miramax)

2 comments:

ECHenry said...

You gave us the contestants, but didn't tell us who was going to win. What'z up with dat?

By the way, thanks for all the tips on how to write...

"I feel I could write in any genre -- if you first posted its blog,

And interlude comes curtesosy of my take of -- an old Elton John song,

... How wonderfull a writer's tiddily-tap is when your in his world"

P.S. I heard hottie your hottie cartoon say you've written a Jamie Fox vehicle?! Girl, you just full of surprices...

(smile)

- E.C. Henry from Bonney Lake, WA

MaryAn Batchellor said...

Hottie is brazen and arrogant. I don't know what I'm going to do with her sometimes. She actually thinks Jamie Foxx might stumble on her blog...