The winner of the 2010 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay goes to Precious. Screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher accepted the award and was obviously in shock and very emotional during his speech. He dedicated his Oscar to all the precious girls and boys out there and went on to thank the cast and crew of the film but admitted he was drawing a blank while on stage. Congrats Geoffrey!
See who he beat out this year in the Best Adapted Screenplay category…
The nominees for Best Adapted Screenplay were:
- Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell – District 9
- Nick Hornby – An Education
- Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche – In the Loop
- Geoffrey Fletcher – Precious
- Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner – Up in the Air
Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell – District 9 – A group of alien refugees who land in South Africa. A giant corporation is trying to reveal the technology behind their weapons, but they need alien DNA to unlock the mystery. A man contracts a strange virus, and he turns out to be the key to understanding the aliens weaponry. The only place the man can hide is in District 9.
Nick Hornby – An Education – A coming-of-age story set in the 1960’s about a teenage girl who lives in the suburbs of London. Her life is turned into a dream when a charming playboy nearly twice her age shows up and changes her life forever.
Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche – In the Loop – A foul-mouthed comedy that draws on events to create a world that is terrifyingly familiar: The US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war, but not everyone agrees that war is a good thing.
Jeffrey Fletcher – Precious – (Based on the novel Push by Sapphire) Precious is set in Harlem. The story centers around an overweight, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child, who is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.
Jason Reitman – Up in the Air – The story centers on a corporate downsizing expert (George Clooney) who travels all over the US in pursuit of more opportunities to fire people. As he approaches the 10-million frequent flyer miles milestone and meets the frequent-flying woman of his dreams (Vera Farmiga), his cherished lifestyle is threatened as his company wants to move him to headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska.