Thursday, February 3, 2011

AFT Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay


This is the sixth category of the 4th Annual AFT Film Awards to be announced. The AFT Awards are my own personal choices for the best in film of each year and the best in television of each season. The AFT Film Awards include the traditional Oscar categories and a number of additional specific honors. Nominees are pictured in the order I’ve ranked them and drawn from a pool of approximately 177 films. Click here to see previous years of this category.

Honorable mentions (in alphabetical order):
The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Greatest, Rabbit Hole, Red Riding: 1974, Red Riding: 1980, Red Riding: 1983, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Wild Grass, Youth in Revolt

Runners-up:
WINTER’S BONE
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
127 HOURS
THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES
TANGLED


The winner:
The Social Network (Aaron Sorkin) was fast-paced, witty, furiously engaging, and easily contained the best dialogue of the year

Other nominees:
Fair Game (Jez & John-Henry Butterworth)
The Ghost Writer (Robert Harris & Roman Polanski)
The City of Your Final Destination (Ruth Prawer Jhabvala)
Toy Story 3 (Michael Arndt, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton & Lee Unkrich)

3 comments:

G1000 said...

"Social Network": easiest pick of the year (next to maybe "Toy Story 3" in animated film). I personally think "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One" belongs here as well. It was tense, well-written, and probably the best in the franchise since "Prisoner of Azkaban". I know you didn't care for it that much, though.

G1000 said...

Also, do you tend to follow Oscar eligibility rules in your awards? I ask because I feel "Toy Story 3" belongs in the original screenplay category. Just because it's a sequel doesn't mean it's not an original screenplay. The Academy disagrees, however.

Movies with Abe said...

I do tend to follow Oscar eligibility rules in this category - at least somewhat. In my mind, it's an adapted screenplay because it works with existing characters and builds off of an existing story.