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  1. David Seidler, 'The King’s Speech'

    9:29 pm 2/3/2011

    Having stuttered as a child, Seidler had little trouble connecting to the emotional turmoil suffered by King George VI. Bringing the little-known true story to the big screen was another matter.Read more

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  2. Mike Leigh, 'Another Year'

    9:27 pm 2/3/2011

    Taking an unconventional approach to writing hasn’t stopped Leigh from earning five original-screenplay Oscar nominations and two directing noms.Read more

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  3. Stuart Blumberg, 'The Kids Are All Right'

    9:26 pm 2/3/2011

    When Lisa Cholodenko had the idea to write a film about a lesbian couple whose children seek the truth about their sperm-donor father, she went to her good friend Stuart Blumberg for co-writing support. Read more

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  4. Christopher Nolan, 'Inception'

    9:23 pm 2/3/2011

    Nominated for eight Oscars, "Inception" delves into a dream world the writer-director says he’d “been imagining for years.”Read more

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  5. Scott Silver, 'The Fighter'

    9:18 pm 2/3/2011

    The first-time Oscar nominee endured four years’ worth of ups, downs, budget-cutting, cast changes and a revolving door of writers.Read more

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  6. Debra Granik and Anne Rossellini, 'Winter's Bone'

    9:10 pm 2/3/2011

    Onscreen and off, the power of determined women is palpable in the ambient adaptation of Daniel Woodrell’s Ozarks-set novel. Read more

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  7. Joel and Ethan Coen, 'True Grit'

    9:10 pm 2/3/2011

    The writer-director duo tend to deflect questions about their work with fusillades of wisecracks, but with some prodding they reveal a peek or two behind the curtain of their creative process.Read more

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  8. Michael Arndt, 'Toy Story 3'

    9:08 pm 2/3/2011

    The only person to have won a best original screenplay Oscar for his first scrip then get an adapted screenplay nomination for his second looks to stay busy well past Oscar night.Read more

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  9. Aaron Sorkin, 'The Social Network'

    9:00 pm 2/3/2011

    A statuette for his whiz-bang take on "The Accidental Billionaires" would join a shelf crowded with Emmys for his seven-year run as creator and writer of NBC's "The West Wing."Read more

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  10. Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy, '127 Hours'

    8:58 pm 2/3/2011

    Immediately on the heels of "Slumdog Millionaire" — for which they won Oscars as director and writer, respectively — Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy tackled the true-life story of mountaineer Aron Ralston.Read more

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