Delpy earns Prevert nod


PARIS -- "2 Days in Paris" director, star and scribe Julie Delpy took home the UGS' second annual Jacques Prevert Prize for best original French screenplay Monday. Ronald Harwood earned the French screenwriters union's best adaptation prize for "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," based on Dominique Bauby's autobiographical novel.

Delpy's hit comedy beat out fellow nominees Olivier Dahan for "La Vie en Rose," Abdellatif Kechiche for "The Secret of the Grain," Patrick Rotman and Florent Emilio Siri for "Intimate Enemies" and Gregoire Vigneron and Laurent Tirard for "Moliere."

Other nominees in the best adaptation category included Christina Carriere and Pascal Arnold for "Darling," Nathalie Carter and Claude Miller for "A Secret," Elisabeth Perceval for "The Human Question" and Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud for "Persepolis."

French writer-director Daniele Thompson presided over the ceremony at Paris' Orangerie restaurant Monday afternoon.