'Children of Men' Wins Scripter
"This year's five nominated films were, all of them, heartfelt and elegantly wrought," says Howard A. Rodman, chair of the USC School of Cinematic Arts Writing Division and head of the Scripter 19 selection committee. "In that heady company, 'Children of Men' was first among equals. Messrs. Cuaron, Sexton, Arata, Fergus, and Ostby took P.D. James's bracingly dystopic novel and crafted from it a film at once brave, subtle, shocking. This is writing and screenwriting of the highest order."
"Children of Men" beat fellow Scripter nominees "The Devil Wears Prada," "The Illusionist," "The Last King of Scotland" and "Notes on a Scandal."
The award will be presented at a Feb. 18 ceremony hosted by