Movie News


Hollywood's Human Interest

2008-08-27


Variety reports that John Wells, president of the Humanitas Prize, has


announced its finalists for 2008. The prize honors—with cash—TV and


film writing that "explores the human condition in a way which affirms


the dignity of the human person and reveals common humanity." Diablo


Cody's Oscar-winning Juno screenplay is among the feature film


nominees, along with The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Ronald


Harwood and Lars and the Real Girl by Nancy Oliver. TV nominations


include multiple-Emmy winner Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Daniel


Giat and episodes of Boston Legal, John Adams, The Wire, and Scrubs.


Winners will be announced on Sept. 17.—Movietimes.com Movie News Bureau