Tuesday, February 5, 2013

AFT Awards: Best Original Screenplay

This is the fifth category of the 6th 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 95 films. Click here to see previous years of this category.

Honorable mentions (in alphabetical order):
All In, Amour, Arbitrage, The Black Tulip, The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best, The Giant Mechanical Man, Goodbye First Love, People Like Us, Perfect Sense, Prometheus, Return, Safety Not Guaranteed, We Have a Pope

The Master
Your Sister's Sister

The winner:
Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola) wove a wonderful narrative with the most insightfully excellent and charming dialogue I’ve heard in a while.

Other nominees:
Zero Dark Thirty (Mark Boal)
Ruby Sparks (Zoe Kazan)
Footnote (Joseph Cedar)
Compliance (Craig Zobel)

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