'Birdman,' 'Gone Girl' Win Final Draft Awards
'Downtown Abby' and 'The Big Bang Theory' Claim TV awards.
The screenplay for Birdman — written by Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo — was named best original screenplay tonight at the 10th annual Final Draft Awards, held at the Paramount Theatre on the Paramount Studios lot. The prize for best adapted screenplay went to Gillian Flynn for adapting her novel Gone Girl to the screen.
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At the ceremony, hosted by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant and presented by the screenwriter software publisher Final Draft, the screenwriting team of Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, whose credits include, Big Eyes, The People vs. Larry Flynt and Ed Wood, were given a Hall of Fame Award.
Awards, determined by a vote of Final Draft users, were also given to Julian Fellowes for best television drama Downton Abbey and Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady for best TV comedy The Big Bang Theory.
Winners of the Big Break Screenwriting Contest also were announced. They include:
Grand Prize winners:
Feature – 13.1 by Chad Rhiness
TV – The Blacklist “William Henry Booker (No. 58)” by Christopher Iannacone
Feature Film winners, by genre:
Action/Adventure– Flesh & Blood by Josh Cobb
Comedy/Rom-Com– 13.1 by Chad Rhiness
Drama– 10 Angels by Peter Wulff
Family/Animated– Larry, Lord of Darkness by Jeff Hand
Period/Historical/War– The End-of-Summer Guest by John Orlock
Sci-Fi/Fantasy– Man Alive by Joseph Greenberg
Thriller/Horror– The Web by Sven Mund
Half-Hour Spec– Brooklyn Nine-Nine “The Subway Sniffer” by Michael Salomon
Half-Hour Pilot– How I Got Hanged “First Last Words” by Ty Freer
Hour-Long Spec– The Blacklist “William Henry Booker (No. 58)” by Christopher Iannacone
Hour-Long Pilot– After The Merge by Derek Asaff