Tuesday, February 2, 2016

AFT Awards: Best Original Screenplay

This is the fifth category of the 9th 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):
99 Homes, Apartment Troubles, Being 14, Clouds of Sils Maria, Ex Machina, Felix and Meira, Freeheld, Misunderstood, Mustang, She's Lost Control, Son of Saul, The Bronze, The Fencer, The Film Critic, The Overnight, The Second Mother, Trumbo, Wild Tales

The Hateful Eight
Mississippi Grind
Inside Out

The winner:
Sleeping with Other People (Leslye Headland) was a raunchy, romantic, and energizing comedy full of sexual tension and original jokes.

Other nominees:
People, Places, Things (James C. Strouse)
Joy (David O. Russell and Annie Mumolo)
Grandma (Paul Weitz)
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz)

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