Tuesday, February 24, 2015

AFT Awards: Best Original Screenplay

This is the fifth category of the 8th 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. Click here to see previous years of this category.

Honorable mentions (in alphabetical order):
A Coffee in Berlin, Appropriate Behavior, Begin Again, Blind, Boyhood, Brides, Calvary, 52 Tuesdays, Five Star, Frank, Gloria, Happy Christmas, Hellion, Infinitely Polar Bear, Interstellar, Land Ho, Le Week-End, Life Partners, Metro Manila, One Chance, Pride, Rudderless, Selma, Song One, St. Vincent, Starred Up, Tasting Menu, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, The Grand Seduction, The Lego Movie, The Little Bedroom, The Way He Looks, Young Ones

Chinese Puzzle
Manhattan Romance
Zero Motivation

The winner:
Listen Up Philip (Alex Ross Perry) was a terrific story about those who write stories, brimming with intellectual wit and abundant self-indulgence on the part of its characters.

Other nominees:
Birdman (Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., Armando Bo) Frequencies (Darren Paul Fisher) Forev (Molly Green and James Leffler) A Most Violent Year (J.C. Chandor)

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