FILM HISTORY AS A LIST AWARDS 2011 – BEST SCREENPLAY: AARON SORKIN (THE SOCIAL NETWORK)

An easy win for Aaron Sorkin who rose to prominence with his 1992 screenplay for the film A Few Good Men where he was responsible for penning the immortal “You can’t handle the truth”  line.  Sorkin wrote two more feature film screenplays before venturing into  the more profitable writing medium of the small screen where he helped to create the ultimately unsuccesful series Sports Night and the very successful and critically acclaimed series The West Wing. His screenplay for Charlie Wilson’s War in 2007 marked his return to film.

In The Social Network his language managed to capture the exciting and cut-throat nature of business and power with an accessible but well incorporated theme about the virtues of success versus happiness.

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1.) AARON SORKIN (THE SOCIAL NETWORK) – 16 POINTS

– 3 x 1st place, 1 x 3rd place 

2.) CHRISTOPHER NOLAN (INCEPTION) –  8 POINTS

– 1 x 1st place, 1 x 2nd place

3.) CHRIS SPARLING (BURIED) – 1 x 2nd place,, DAVID SEIDLER (THE KING’S SPEECH) – 1 x 2nd place – 3 POINTS

5.) MICHAEL ARNDT (TOY STORY 3) – 1 POINT

1 x 3rd place

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