Writers of "Precious," "Glee," "Modern Family" lead Humanitas prize winners

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Screenwriters behind popular film and television productions were awarded prizes at the 36th annual Humanitas luncheon at Montage Beverly Hills in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday.

Geoffrey Fletcher won a prize for his script for gritty teen drama "Precious: Based on the Novel `Push' by Sapphire," while Ryan Murphy was honored for an episode of musical comedy-drama television series "Glee."

Robert King and Michelle King won for penning the pilot episode of "The Good Wife."

Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd won in the 30-minute program category for writing the pilot of the Emmy-winning comedy series "Modern Family," while Liz Brixius, Linda Wallem and Evan Dunsky won in the same category for the pilot of "Nurse Jackie."

Christopher Monger and William Merritt Johnson were honored for penning the HBO film "Temple Grandin," while Jennifer Arnold won in the documentary category for "A Small Act," the story of a United Nations human rights advocate who studied law at Harvard and returned to work in the Kenyan village in which he was raised.

Writers behind "Winter's Bone," Anne Rosellini and Debra Granik, were also honored. This drama deals with a poor teen struggling to find her father, who used the family's home to post bond then disappeared.

Established in 1974, the Humanitas prizes honor film and television scripts that affirm the dignity of the human person, explore the meaning of life and enlighten the use of human freedom.

Source: Xinhua


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