Category:Best Screenplay AACTA International Award winners
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The following 8 pages are in this category, out of 8 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 8 pages are in this category, out of 8 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts – The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts is a professional organisation of film and television practitioners in Australia. The Academys aim is to identify, award, promote and celebrate Australias greatest achievements in film, Australian actor Geoffrey Rush is the inaugural President and hosted the inaugural AACTA Awards in January 2012. The Academy receives funding by the AFI, and Australian state, in June 2011, the AFI proposed the establishment of an Australian Academy. It was also stated that the Academy would not replace the AFI, by 20 July, weeks after the consultation period ended, the AFI announced that it would go ahead with the proposed changes and the Australian Academy. During the event it was made known that the president of the inaugural awards would be Geoffrey Rush. On the night a new gold statuette was revealed, created by Australian sculptor Ron Gomboc, which depicts a human silhouette based on the shape of the Southern Cross constellation. The Academy, which has between 1,500 and 2,000 members, comprises fifteen Chapters, with each representing a different area of speciality in film, television, documentary. It is overseen by the Academys president and the Honorary Council, the role of the Honorary Council is to determine policies and strategies for the way the Academy rewards practitioners. The AACTA Awards replaced the previous Australian Film Institute Awards, the awards were first instituted by the Australian Film Institute in 1958 as part of the Melbourne International Film Festival, until 1972. Before 1969, awards were presented as a prize to non-feature films due to a lack of films produced in Australia. By 1976 competitive film awards were established and in 1987, awards for television was introduced, additionally, awards for achievements in foreign film were presented once at the AACTA International Awards in Los Angeles in 2012Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts – Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts
2. George Clooney – George Timothy Clooney is an American actor, filmmaker, and activist. He has received three Golden Globe Awards for his work as an actor and two Academy Awards, one for acting in Syriana and the other for co-producing Argo, in 1999, he took the lead role in Three Kings, a well-received war satire set during the Gulf War. In 2001, Clooneys fame widened with the release of his biggest commercial success, the heist comedy remake Oceans Eleven, in 2013, he received the Academy Award for Best Picture for producing the political thriller Argo. He is the person who has been nominated for Academy Awards in six different categories. In 2009, Clooney was included in Times annual Time 100 as one of the Most Influential People in the World and he is also noted for his political activism, and has served as one of the United Nations Messengers of Peace since January 31,2008. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Clooney was born in Lexington, Kentucky. His mother, Nina Bruce, was a beauty queen and city councilwoman and his father, Nick Clooney, is a former anchorman and game show host who hosted AMC for five years in the late 1990s. Clooney has Irish, German, and English ancestry and his maternal great-great-great-great-grandmother, Mary Ann Sparrow, was the half-sister of Nancy Lincoln, mother of President Abraham Lincoln. Clooney has a sister named Adelia. His aunt was the cabaret singer and actress Rosemary Clooney. Through Rosemary, his cousins include actors Miguel Ferrer, Rafael Ferrer, and Gabriel Ferrer, Clooney was raised a strict Roman Catholic, but said in 2006 that he does not know if he believes in Heaven, or even God. He has said, Yes, we were Catholic, big time, whole family and he began his education at the Blessed Sacrament School in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. He attended St. Michaels School in Columbus, Ohio, then Western Row Elementary School in Mason, Ohio, from 1968 to 1974, and St. Susanna School in Mason, the Clooneys moved back to Kentucky when George was midway through the seventh grade. In middle school, Clooney developed Bells palsy, a condition that partially paralyzes the face, the malady went away within a year. In an interview with Larry King, he stated that yes and it takes about nine months to go away. It was the first year of school, which was a bad time for having half your face paralyzed. After his parents moved to Augusta, Kentucky, Clooney attended Augusta High School and he has stated that he earned all As and a B in school, and was an enthusiastic baseball and basketball player. He tried out to professional baseball with the Cincinnati Reds in 1977George Clooney – Clooney at a ceremony for John Wells in January 2012
3. Grant Heslov – As a co-producer of Argo, he received the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2013. As an actor, he has appeared in films including True Lies, Black Sheep, Enemy of the State and The Scorpion King, Heslov was born in Los Angeles, and was raised in its Palos Verdes area. His father, Arthur, was a dentist and his mother, Kerrie and he has two older brothers, Steven and Michael. In He attended Palos Verdes High School, the University of Southern California along with friend Tate Donovan and he is a member of Phi Kappa Psi. Heslov is married to Lysa Hayland-Heslov, a producer, heslovs acting credits include films like True Lies, Dantes Peak, Enemy of the State, The Scorpion King, Good Night and Good Luck, Congo, Black Sheep, and Catch Me If You Can. He also appeared in such TV series as Happy Days, Family Ties, Mamas Family, L. A. Law, Matlock, Sleeper Cell, in August 2006, Heslov and George Clooney started Smokehouse Pictures and began writing screenplays for production. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and as producer Best Film for Good Night, Heslov also appears in the film as Don Hewitt, the director of the TV series See It Now, around which the movie is centered. He directed an adaptation of The Men Who Stare At Goats, starring Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges. He also worked on 2011s The Ides of March, in June 2012, he was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Heslov, alongside Clooney and Ben Affleck, won for the Best Picture Oscar for the 2012 film Argo, the three men have also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, the BAFTA Award for Best Film, and other awards. Grant Heslov at the Internet Movie Database Grant Heslov at AllMovieGrant Heslov – Heslov at the 2009 Toronto International Film festival for the premier of The Men Who Stare at Goats
4. David O. Russell – David Owen Russell is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. His early directing career includes the comedy films Spanking the Monkey, Flirting with Disaster, Three Kings, Russell received his seventh Golden Globe nomination for the semi-biographical comedy-drama Joy. Russell was born in Manhattan, to Maria and Bernard Russell and his parents worked for Simon & Schuster, his father was the vice president of sales for the company and his mother was a secretary there. His father was from a Russian Jewish family and his mother was Italian American, russells maternal grandparents were Frank Muzio, born in Craco, and Philomena Brancata, born in Ferrandina, both in the province of Matera. His paternal grandfather, a butcher from the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Russell was raised in Larchmont, New York, in an atheist, middle-class household. When he was 13, he made his first film for a school project and he attended Mamaroneck High School, where he was voted Class Rebel. He fell in love with film in his teens but aspired to become a writer, Russell started a newspaper in high school and his parents worked for a publishing company, so he grew up in a household filled with books and novels. Russell received his A. B. degree from Amherst College and he wrote his senior thesis on the United States intervention in Chile from 1963 to 1973. After graduating from Amherst, Russell traveled to Nicaragua and taught in a Sandinista literacy program and he worked manual labor jobs, including waitering, bartending, and catering. Some of his colleagues included members of the Blue Man Group. He worked for an association and later became a community organizer in Maine. He used video equipment to document slums and bad housing conditions, Russell was a political activist and canvassed and raised money in neighborhoods, he also did community work in Bostons South End. In addition to working in several day jobs, he began to write short films, Russell directed a documentary about Panamanian immigrants in Boston, which led to a job as a production assistant on a PBS series called Smithsonian World. In 1987, Russell wrote, produced, and directed Bingo Inferno, A Parody on American Obsessions, two years later, he made another short titled Hairway to the Stars, which featured Bette Davis and William Hickey. Both shorts were shown at the Sundance Film Festival, after Russell made an award-winning short film for a Boston television station, he received grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Instead of the money going towards a feature about a fortune cookie writer, he decided to make Spanking the Monkey, as a result, Russell had to return the funds to the NEA. Spanking the Monkey, the 1994 independent dark comedy, was his first directorial effort, the film was produced by Dean Silvers, and starred Jeremy Davies as a troubled young man and Alberta Watson as his lonely mother. His next project was the Miramax comedy Flirting with Disaster, his collaboration with Dean SilversDavid O. Russell – Russell at the Paris premiere of American Hustle, February 2014
5. Quentin Tarantino – Quentin Jerome Tarantino is an American director, writer, and actor. His career began in the late 1980s, when he wrote and directed My Best Friends Birthday and its popularity was boosted by his second film, Pulp Fiction, a black comedy crime film that was a major success both among critics and audiences. Judged the greatest film from 1983–2008 by Entertainment Weekly, many critics, for his next effort, Tarantino paid homage to the blaxploitation films of the 1970s with Jackie Brown, an adaptation of the novel Rum Punch. Tarantino directed Death Proof as part of a feature with friend Robert Rodriguez. His long-postponed Inglourious Basterds, which tells the fictional alternate history story of two plots to assassinate Nazi Germanys political leadership, was released in 2009 to positive reviews, after that came 2012s critically acclaimed Django Unchained, a Western film set in the antebellum era of the Deep South. It became the film of his career so far, making over $425 million at the box office. Tarantinos films have garnered critical and commercial success. He has received industry awards, including two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, two BAFTA Awards and the Palme dOr, and has been nominated for an Emmy and a Grammy. He was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time in 2005, Filmmaker and historian Peter Bogdanovich has called him the single most influential director of his generation. In December 2015, Tarantino received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the film industry, Tarantino was born on March 27,1963 in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of Connie McHugh and Tony Tarantino. His father is of Italian descent, and his mother has English and Irish ancestry, Quentin was named after Quint Asper, Burt Reynolds character in the CBS series Gunsmoke. Quentins mother met his father during a trip to Los Angeles and she married him soon after, to gain independence from her parents, but the marriage did not last. Connie Tarantino left Los Angeles, and moved to Knoxville, where her parents lived, in 1966, Tarantinos mother, after finishing her nursing studies, moved back to Los Angeles with her then three-year-old son. They lived in the South Bay, in the part of the city. Tarantinos mother married musician Curtis Zastoupil soon after coming to Los Angeles, and the moved to Torrance. Zastoupil encouraged his love of movies, and accompanied him to film screenings. Tarantinos mother allowed him to see movies with adult content, such as Carnal Knowledge, after his mother divorced Zastoupil in 1973, and received a misdiagnosis of Hodgkins lymphoma, Tarantino was sent to live with his grandparents in Tennessee. He remained there for six months to a year, before returning to CaliforniaQuentin Tarantino – Quentin Tarantino at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con International.
6. Beau Willimon – Pack Beauregard Beau Willimon is an American playwright and screenwriter. He is the creator of the Netflix original series House of Cards, Beau Willimon was born in Alexandria, Virginia, to Nancy and Henry Pack Willimon. His father was a captain in the United States Navy and the family moved frequently, Willimon lived in Hawaii, San Francisco, California, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, before settling in St. Louis, Missouri, after Willimons father retired to become a lawyer. Willimon attended John Burroughs School, where he took classes taught by Jon Hamm. He majored in arts and received a BA from Columbia University in 1999. When he was an undergraduate, he met Jay Carson. U. -related documents and he returned to New York to attend Columbias School of the Arts. One of his mentors was playwright Eduardo Machado, Willimon said, I was the worst student by far in our group. A lot of people had known they wanted to be playwrights forever. I didn’t know a soul in the world, and I didn’t have the faintest idea how to truly write a play. But I quit drinking then and really committed myself to this path, during graduate school, he received a visual arts scholarship for a proposal to create 40 lithographs about paranoia, and lived in South Africa for a year. He also did an internship with New Dramatists, at Juilliard, he wrote a play, Farragut North, that was inspired by his experience as press aide for Deans 2004 campaign for President. In fall 2008, it premiered off Broadway at the Atlantic Theater Company in a production starring John Gallagher, Jr. Chris Noth, the production received a Los Angeles run the following summer, with Chris Pine in the starring role. Concurrently it received a production at the Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University in July 2009, Willimon was nominated in 2009 for the John Gassner Award by the Outer Critics Circle. A film adaption of Farragut North, retitled The Ides of March, the movie was directed by George Clooney, the script was written by Willimon, Clooney and his producing partner, Grant Heslov. It starred Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Evan Rachel Wood, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, the film was nominated in 2012 for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and for four Golden Globe Awards, including Best Picture – Drama and Best Screenplay. In 2012, Willimon developed House of Cards, the American adaption of the BBC series of the same name and it premiered on Netflix on February 1,2013. Columbia University Bio - Beau Willimon Beau Willimon at the Internet Movie Database Beau Willimon at the Internet Broadway Database Beau Willimon at the Internet Off-Broadway DatabaseBeau Willimon – Willimon at the PEN Gala, May 2015.