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Monday, February 26, 2007

Marty, Meet Oscar

Last night, the academy finally gave Martin Scorsese an Oscar. But he couldn't have made The Departed without a script -- and that takes writers.

The Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay went to none other than the screenwriter of The Departed, William Monahan. Monahan said that the film that inspired him to become a screenwriter was Lawrence of Arabia and made reference to Peter O'Toole who sat in the theater.

The Best Original Screenplay Academy Award went to Michael Arndt for Little Miss Sunshine.

But back to Scorsese. The event was almost a given when the three presenters walked out on stage: the "New Hollywood" directors Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas.

Spielberg and Coppola joked that the three of them all knew what it was like to win an Oscar and Lucas had to admit that he hadn’t. Who better than these three to present their old buddy with his first Oscar?


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