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Hollywood's Human Interest


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.— Movie News Bureau