'The Help' Writer-Director Tate Taylor to Receive WGA West's 2012 Paul Selvin Award
The award recognizes work that "embodies the spirit of constitutional rights and civil liberties."
The Help writer-director Tate Taylor will be the recipient of the Writers Guild of America, West’s 2012 Paul Selvin Award for his adapted screenplay. He will be honored at the WGAW ceremony Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Hollywood Palladium.
The Selvin Award recognizes work that "embodies the spirit of constitutional rights and civil liberties."
“Tate Taylor’s adapted screenplay for The Help artfully distills the empowering essence and core emotional truths of Kathryn Stockett’s novel, translating it into a film that forcefully illustrates how ordinary people can impact positive social change," said WGAW president Christopher Keyser. "Evoking a specific time and place, the film’s message is ultimately universal and remains relevant today. Tate’s honor is well-deserved – and his script does Paul Selvin’s legacy proud by conveying the continuing power of the written word."
Taylor's screenplay has also been nominated for a WGA award.
Previous Selvin award recipients include Eric Roth, Michael Mann, Dustin Lance Black, Anthony Peckham and Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth.
- The Power Rangers And Cookie Monster Fight To The Death, Naturally
- What The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Can Teach Us About Email Marketing
- Horatio Sanz On 'Saturday Night Live's' Politics: 'We Dropped The Ball' On Going After The Right
- Jennifer Hudson's Half-Brother, Stephen Angelo Simpson, Arrested For Alleged Stabbing
- Pregnant Zoe Saldana & Hubby Marco Perego Step Out for Sunny Stroll After Taking On the Ice Bucket Challenge
- Kourtney Kardashian: Mason & Penelope Love North West So Much!
- Gisele Bundchen Once Again Tops Forbes' List of Highest Paid Models, Has Had #1 Spot Since 2002!
- Robbie Amell Engaged To 'Chasing Life' Star Italia Ricci!