But, the Turkish like it slow
What will the Oscars represent?
The screenplays for “The Hurt Locker” and “Up in the Air” won top honors Saturday evening at the Writers Guild of America awards.
“The Hurt Locker’s” Mark Boal received the WGA award for original screenplay for his gripping drama about a bomb disposal unit in Iraq. Boal, who is also nominated for an Oscar, thanked the American soldiers in the war-devastated region who let him “get up close and personal” to the “chaos and hellishness” when he was embedded there as a journalist.
“Up in the Air’s” Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner won for adapted screenplay for their dramedy about a corporate downsizer. The two have won numerous critics’ awards, as well as the Golden Globe, for their screenplay, which was based on the book by Walter Kirn. They are also nominated for an Academy Award.
“I can’t tell you how extraordinarily proud I am to be standing in front of you,” said Reitman, who also directed the film. “I am always a writer.”
Several writers who are nominated for this year’s Oscar in the original or adapted screenplay categories — including “Inglourious Basterds’” Quentin Tarantino and “An Education’s” Nick Hornby — weren’t eligible for a WGA award because their movies either hadn’t been written under the guild’s Minimum Basic Agreement or under a collective-bargaining agreement of one of the international guilds.
The winners were announced at simultaneous ceremonies at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles and the Hudson Theatre in New York.
Other winners in film and TV categories included:
* Documentary screenplay: “The Cove,” Mark Monroe.
* Dramatic series: “Mad Men,” Lisa Albert, Andrew Colville, Kater Gordon, Cathryn Humphris, Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Brett Johnson, Erin Levy, Marti Noxon, Frank Pierson, Robin Veith, Dahvi Waller and Matthew Weiner.
via LA Times
Meanwhile, there were the Chinese films with the Golden Bear(Berlin)
The Chinese Film “Tuan Yuan” , or Apart Together, won the Silver Bear for the best screenplay at the 60th Berlin film festival on Saturday. “Tuan Yuan”, directed by Wang Quan’an, who won the Golden Bear in 2007, is about a soldier who flees Shanghai in 1949 for Taiwan.
After many decades he returns to his old life to find his former love has long since married. The film opened the 60th Berlin film festival and was one of two Chinese language films in the main competition.
The other is the newest film “San qiang pai an jing qi” (“A Woman, A Gun And A Noodle Shop”), by Zhang Yimou, whose classic “Red Sorghum” won the first Golden Bear for China in 1988. Altogether ten Chinese language films were shown at the festival.
The unlikely Trilogy
Turkish director Semih Kaplanoglu won the Berlin Film Festival’s coveted Golden Bear for best movie, with controversial Polish-French filmmaker Roman Polanski honoured by the Berlinale.
Kaplanoglu’s movie, Bal (Honey), about a young boy who goes in search of his father after he fails to return home was one of 20 films competing for the top awards at the 60th anniversary Berlinale.
The slow-moving Bal completes Kaplanoglu’s trilogy of films, which charts the life of a man called Yusuf in rural Turkey. The two previous instalments were called Egg and Milk.
via The Hindu
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