SF/F/H in Film and TV
The Hurricane, from books by Rubin ''Hurricane'' Carter, Sam Chaiton and Terry Swinton, and with a screenplay by Armyan Bernstein and Dan Gordon, has won this year's Scripter Award, presented by the University of Southern California (USC). The award is given annually for the best realization of a book on film.
Other nominees included the film version of Stephen King's The Green Mile, written for the screen and directed by Frank Darabont; The Cider House Rules (John Irving, author and screenwriter); The End of the Affair (Graham Greene, author, and Neil Jordan, screenwriter); and The Talented Mr. Ripley (Patricia Highsmith, author, and Anthony Minghella, screenwriter). Frank Darabont previously won the award for his film of King's The Shawshank Redemption in 1995.
(Mon 17 Jan 2000)
People's Choice Winners
The Sixth Sense won two People's Choice Awards, for Favorite Motion Picture and Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture, and its star, Bruce Willis, was named Favorite Motion Picture Star in a Drama.
Winners of the 26th annual awards were selected by a nationwide Gallup poll, and announced January 9 on a TV broadcast. Other film winners included Big Daddy (favorite comedy motion picture), Adam Sandler, Harrison Ford, and Julia Roberts.
As previously noted, all three of the nominees for Favorite Motion Picture were SF or fantasy; the other two were The Matrix and Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. The other two nominees for Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture were The Blair Witch Project and Double Jeopardy.
(Wed 12 Jan 2000)
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