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Embargoed: FINAL DRAFT announces nominees for the Screenwriters Choice Awards


 

FINAL DRAFT ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR 
SCREENWRITERS CHOICE AWARDS

Los Angeles, CA  – Celebrating its 25th year as the industry standard for screenwriting software, Final Draft, Inc. today announced the nominees for the 11 annual Screenwriters Choice Awards (SCA). The screenwriting competition is voted on by registered Final Draft users. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on February 11 at the Paramount Theatre on the Paramount Pictures Studios lot that will be hosted for the second year in a row by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant. The recipient of the Hall of Fame Award will be Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull).

The nominees are as follows (in alphabetical order by film or television program title):

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Bridge of Spies - Matt Charman, The Coen Brothers
Ex Machina - Alex Garland
Inside Out - Pete Docter, Meg LaFauve, Josh Cooley

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Big Short - Adam McKay, Charles Randolph (book by Michael Lewis)
The Martian - Drew Goddard (book by Andy Weir)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt (characters by George Lucas)

BEST TELEVISION DRAMA

Downton Abbey - Julian Fellowes
Fargo - Steve Blackman, Robert De Laurentiis, Noah Hawley
Game of Thrones - D.B. Weiss and David Benioff

BEST TELEVISION COMEDY

The Big Bang Theory - Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady
Modern Family - Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd
Orange is the New Black - Jenji Kohan

The Final Draft Awards include: the Hall of Fame Award, honoring a writer whose work has had a profound influence on the industry; the SCA, which recognizes the past year’s writers at the top of their craft; and the Big Break Screenwriting Contest, which awards more than $80,000 in cash and prizes to aspiring writers.

About Final Draft, Inc.

For the past 25 years, the name Final Draft has been synonymous with Hollywood. More than just a writing tool, it has been an invaluable partner in the success of industry giants like J.J. Abrams, Aaron Sorkin, Matthew Weiner, Callie Khouri, and James Cameron, to name a few. Referenced in movies and thanked in acceptance speeches, it is the number-one selling screenwriting application in the world, and the industry standard used by studios and production companies all over the globe. The company continues to innovate with the recently launched Reader® and Writer® apps for iPhone and iPad, which make creativity truly portable. In addition to its flagship software product, Final Draft, Inc. offers other services for writers, including its Big Break Contest, a career-launching screenwriting competition with more than $80,000 in cash and prizes. For its incomparable contributions to the industry, Final Draft was awarded the prestigious Primetime Emmy Engineering Award in 2013.