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Maggie Gyllenhaal honoured at Scripties


Maggie Gyllenhaal received the USC Libraries’ Scripter Award on Saturday (26.02.22) evening.

The 44-year-old star scooped the coveted accolade for her adaptation of Netflix’s ‘The Lost Daughter’, which is predicated on the novel of the identical title by Elena Ferrante.

Maggie mentioned: ““This award means a lot for me as a result of it’s chosen and voted for by writers.

“Thank you for welcoming me so generously into your neighborhood. I do know you’re honouring my work and Elena Ferrante.”

The actress-and-director hailed the creator as her “north star” for the mission and mentioned Elena had been a “actually smart and beneficiant information”, regardless that they’ve by no means met.

She added: “She has been the North Star for me in my adaptation of the movie from begin to end; she has been a really smart and beneficiant information. Ferrante mentioned the hassle of adaptation requires not faithfulness however invention and sometimes betrayal.

“In my betrayal, she and I’ve made one thing new collectively. It’s a love affair of the thoughts. It’s a cosmic, unconscious, dreamlike connection that I cherish.”

The accolade will now possible make Maggie favorite to take residence the Best Adapted Screenplay honour on the upcoming Academy Awards because the Scripters are often seen as a very good measure of who will go on to get pleasure from Oscars success.

Danny Strong received the TV award for his work on the ‘Dopesick’ episode ‘The People Vs. Purdue Pharma’ and praised Hulu for taking an opportunity on the story of the OxyCotin epidemic, which is predicated on Beth Macy’s non-fiction work ‘Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America’.

He mentioned as he accepted the award: “Nobody wished to make the present. We acquired handed on by everybody however Hulu.”

‘The Underground Railroad’ filmmaker Barry Jenkins was honoured with the USC Libraries Literary Achievement Award for his contributions to cinematic storytelling, together with his work on 2017 Scripter winner ‘Moonlight’ and 2019’s shortlisted ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’.

Both the unique writers and those that tailored their materials into scripts are honoured on the awards.

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