Tuesday, January 22, 2008

And the nominees are...

Best Original screenplay
Juno - Diablo Cody
Lars and the Real Girl - Nancy Oliver
Michael Clayton - Tony Gilroy
Ratatouille - Brad Bird
The Savages - Tamara Jenkins

Best Adapted screenplay
Atonement - Christopher Hampton
Away From Her - Sarah Polley
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Ronald Harwood
No Country For Old Men - Joel & Ethan Coen
There Will Be Blood - Paul Thomas Anderson

So - what do you think of these nominees? Which movies have you seen? What scripts do you think deserve the nomination more? Anyone catch Diablo Cody on Letterman?

- Bill

PS: The post about my Levis wasn't supposed to go up until the end of the week - so I put it back in the vault. Let's look at the Oscar Nominees first.

8 comments:

Christina said...

Well... ? What are you predictions? Which would you like to see win?

Anonymous said...

"PS: The post about my Levis wasn't supposed to go up until the end of the week - so I put it back in the vault. Let's look at the Oscar Nominees first."


Okey Dokey.

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog and enjoyed going through your posts.:)

On the Blond and Blonder thing...I am a very blond person not by a "bottle" (like they are in Hollywood) but by genetics. In other words, I'm "pigmentally challenged". Not albino, but not far from it. I was teased as a kid for not having enough color...so what IS just the right amount of color. Guess my white, pasty skin didn't make the grade.

On your interview....I enjoyed it thoroughly! I can tell you have a teaching spirit.
You mentioned, new writers should read lots of scripts. I wanted to also suggest that writing scripts verbatim is also a great learning tool. I homeschool my children and each day they have to do "copywork" which is nothing more than copying words out of a book, the newspaper, etc. I applied this same tool to learn the correct way to write scripts, and has helped tremendously.

Jen

Maestro said...

>"Anyone catch Diablo Cody on Letterman?"

Yup. She reminds me of Pauley Perrette--quirky and hot!

Richard McNally said...

Bill,

I don't know if I've ever seen a film with so many closeups of the protag as there are in There Will Be Blood. A feast of a face. It was hypnotising. Over and over again that 12-foot tall face.

Carolyn said...

I loved Lars and the Real Girl. It was interesting because I laughed...but didn't know if I was supposed to be? Haha. Loved it though.

Love your daily tips! I am an aspiring scriptwriter (TV), and it's all extremely helpful to me. Any other tips about how to get into the business?

Stella Louise said...

I'd like to see the Oscars go to Tony Gilroy and the Coen Brothers.

Rory said...

Where is Sorkin's nom for Charlie Wilson's War?

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