Friday, April 4, 2008

2007 Diva Cup Awards: Best Original Screenplay

And the nominees are...

Diablo Cody, Juno
Overwritten? Perhaps. But it's not every day that we are blessed with a debut screenwriter with such a strong and distinctive voice. Every one-liner is a winner.

Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, Superbad
The teenage sex comedy- such a popular genre in the 80's- gets a much needed (and hilarious) re-vamp for the 2000's.

Steven Knight, Eastern Promises
An engrossing tale of the Russian mob. Any faults with the film can't be blamed on the script; it's top-notch.

Kelly Masterson, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
It's a simple heist thriller, but newcomer Kelly Masterson structures it so well that nothing is ever what it seems.

Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright, Hot Fuzz
The perfect send-up of Hollywood's most popular genre- action. Bonus points for the human statue: I laughed everytime he was mentioned.

If Only There Were Six: Judd Apatow, Knocked Up
Could have used a couple of trims, but a good majority of what is written is some of the funniest comedy of the year.

Rest of the Top 10:
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, The Lives of Others...Gerard Stoeteman, Paul Verhoeven, Black Book...Tony Gilroy, Michael Clayton...Bill Kelly, Enchanted




Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

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