17th Critics' Choice Awards

2012201112 January 2012
The Artist Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist George Clooney – The Descendants as Matt King Viola Davis – The Help as Aibileen Clarke Christopher Plummer – Beginners as Hal Fields Octavia Spencer – The Help as Minny Jackson Thomas Horn – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close as Oskar Schell The Help Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, and Stan Chervin – Moneyball Dante Ferretti (Production Designer), Francesca Lo Schiavo (Set Decorator) – Hugo Janusz Kamiński – War Horse (TIE) Emmanuel Lubezki – The Tree of Life (TIE) Mark Bridges – The Artist Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Ludovic Bource – The Artist

Twenty Five (The West Wing)

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The episode marks the departure of creator/writer/producer Aaron Sorkin and producer/director Thomas Schlamme, who left after overruns with budgets, script deadlines, and conflicts with NBC president Jeff Zucker. The episode's director, Christopher Misiano, won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for this episode in 2003. The episode was also nominated for, but did not win, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series at the Primetime Emmy Awards that same year. Emilio Estevez, Martin Sheen's son, has an uncredited cameo as the young Jed Bartlet in news footage shown in the hospital. * The West Wing Episode Guide

Chicago Seven

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Writer Aaron Sorkin wrote a script entitled The Trial of the Chicago 7, based on the conspiracy trial. Producers Steven Spielberg, Walter F. Parkes, and Laurie MacDonald collaborated on the development of Sorkin's script, with Spielberg intending to direct the film. Sacha Baron Cohen was originally cast as Abbie Hoffman, while Spielberg approached Will Smith for the role of Bobby Seale, and planned to meet with Heath Ledger about playing Tom Hayden. The Writers Guild of America strike, which started in November 2007 and lasted 100 days, delayed filming and the project was suspended.

23rd Critics' Choice Awards

January 11, 201820172018
The 23rd Critics' Choice Awards were presented on January 11, 2018 at the Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport, together with its television awards, honoring the finest achievements of 2017 filmmaking. The ceremony was broadcast on The CW and hosted by Olivia Munn. The nominations were announced on December 6, 2017.

Entourage (U.S. TV series)

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Klein redeems himself by signing writer Aaron Sorkin. In the final episodes of the season, Ari is approached by his old boss, Terrance McQuewick, who wants him to buy out his agency. Despite bitterness from being fired over his agency revolt years before, Ari finally agrees to the buyout and reconciles with Terrance. Ari goes out firing employees who might not fit in after his takeover, with Adam Davies also getting the boot. He is now on the road to becoming the most powerful agent in Hollywood. Ari finally promotes Lloyd to agent. The season ends with Vince and Drama traveling to Rome, to start shooting the Ferrari film.

Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay

Best Original ScreenplayBest Drama Written Directly for the ScreenBest Comedy Written Directly for the Screen
The Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay is one of the three film writing awards given by the Writers Guild of America.

Writers Guild of America Awards 2005

February 2006 ceremony20052006
The West Wing – Eli Attie, Debora Cahn, Carol Flint, Mark Goffman, Alex Graves, Peter Noah, Lawrence O'Donnell, Lauren Schmidt, Josh Singer, Aaron Sorkin, John Wells, Bradley Whitford, John Sacret Young. Arrested Development – Barbara Feldman, Brad Copeland, Richard Day, Karey Dornetto, Jake Farrow, Abraham Higginbotham, Mitchell Hurwitz, Sam Laybourne, John Levenstein, Courtney Lilly, Dean Lorey, Chuck Martin, Lisa Parsons, Richard Rosenstock, Tom Saunders, Maria Semple, Chuck Tatham, Jim Vallely, Ron Weiner. Entourage – Brian Burns, Larry Charles, Cliff Dorfman, Doug Ellin, Chris Henchy, Stephen Levinson, Rob Weiss.

Kristin Chenoweth

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Chenoweth has dated several men in Hollywood, including producer Dana Brunetti, actors Seth Green, Lane Garrison and Marc Kudisch (to whom she was engaged from 1998 to 2001), and producer/writer Aaron Sorkin. In Sorkin's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, the character of the Christian Harriet Hayes bears significant resemblances to Chenoweth, and the relationship between Hayes and "East coast liberal Jewish atheist" (Hayes' description) Matt Albie is modeled after that of Chenoweth and Sorkin. For example, Chenoweth's decision to appear on The 700 Club and her falling out with Women of Faith were depicted with the Hayes character.

John Edwards

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Young also began working with Aaron Sorkin on a movie about the affair based on the book The Politician. On February 23, 2012, an Orange County, NC, judge ruled that Young and his wife could not publicize the movie. The judge also ruled that an alleged "sex tape" of Edwards and Hunter be destroyed by the court. The judge also allowed only the materials already in the public domain to be used for public purposes. All other photos and materials not yet released, can be used for family purposes only. In response to the scandal involving Edwards' extramarital affair and attempts to cover it up, he has stated "I am a sinner, but not a criminal."

Lucille Ball

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In 2015, it was announced that Ball would be played by Cate Blanchett in an untitled biographical film, to be written by Aaron Sorkin. Ball was portrayed by Gillian Anderson, as her character Lucy Ricardo, in the American Gods episode "The Secret of Spoons" (2017). Ball was portrayed by Sarah Drew in I Love Lucy: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom, a comedy about how Ball and her husband battled to get their sitcom on the air. It had its world premiere in Los Angeles on July 12, 2018, co-starring Oscar Nuñez as Desi Arnaz, and Seamus Dever as I Love Lucy creator-producer-head writer Jess Oppenheimer.

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series

Outstanding Drama SeriesEmmy Award for Outstanding Drama Seriesbest drama
This is a list of winners and nominees of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, since its institution in 1951. The award is often cited as one of the "main awards" at the Emmys ceremonies and the final award presented at the ceremony, and has changed names many times in its history. It was first called Best Dramatic Show from 1951 to 1954, then Best Dramatic Series in 1955 and 1956. In 1957, no specific award for drama was given, but in 1958 the category was split into two separate categories, Best Dramatic Anthology Series, and Best Dramatic Series with Continuing Characters with a winner selected from each category.

Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

Best Adapted ScreenplayBest Screenplay – AdaptedBest Screenplay, Adapted
The Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay is an annual award given by the International Press Academy.

Writers Guild of America Awards 2006

February 2007 ceremony20062007
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip - Eli Attie, Christina Kiang Booth, Jessica Brickman, Dana Calvo, Mark Goffman, David Handelman, Cinque Henderson, Mark McKinney, Melissa Myers, Aaron Sorkin, Amy Turner.

Two Cathedrals

Aaron Sorkin explained that the Latin monologue in the National Cathedral was written in the language in order to avoid censorship by network NBC. NBC initially refused to allow a line where Mrs. Landingham describes the President's father as a "prick". Sorkin explained its use: "It was the right word and the slightly startling nature of it was really what you needed.". Casting director Kevin Scott described the process of casting the younger version of Bartlet and Mrs. Landingham: "We were looking for Martin Sheen at about 17 and Mrs. Landingham at about 22. That was not easy.

Maureen Dowd

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Dowd formerly dated Aaron Sorkin, the creator and producer of The West Wing. She has also been briefly connected with the actor Michael Douglas and is an ex-companion of her fellow Times columnist John Tierney. * New Yorkers in journalism ** Booknotes interview with Dowd on Bushworld: Enter at Your Own Risk, August 8, 2004. Dowd's columns at The New York Times. Dowd participates in an extended political discussion with Andrew Rosenthal, David Brooks and Frank Rich, The New York Times video, July 17, 2006.

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

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The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series is an annual award presented as part of the Primetime Emmy Awards. It recognizes writing excellence in regular comedic series, most of which can generally be described as situation comedies. It was first presented in 1955 as Outstanding Written Comedy Material.


Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Gamebookbook of the same name
Bennett Miller took over directing duties, and Aaron Sorkin rewrote the script. Shooting began in July 2010 at Blair Field, the Sports Stadium for Wilson High School (Long Beach, California), Sony Studios in Culver City, Dodger Stadium, and the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum. The film was released in theaters on September 23, 2011. Moneyball was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Actor and Best Picture. The book is parodied in the Simpsons episode "MoneyBART", in which Lisa manages Bart's Little League baseball team using sabermetric principles. Bill James made an appearance in this episode.

Writers Guild of America Awards 2001

2001March 2, 2002Writers Guild of America Awards
The West Wing - Paul Redford and Aaron Sorkin for "Somebody's Going To Emergency, Somebody's Going To Jail". The West Wing - Aaron Sorkin for "Two Cathedrals". Baby - Kerry Kennedy, Patricia MacLachlan and David Manson. Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows - Robert L. Freedman. The Mists of Avalon - Gavin Scott. The Song of the Lark - Joseph Maurer. 61* - Hank Steinberg. For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story - Timothy J. Sexton. Varian's War - Lionel Chetwynd.

51st Primetime Emmy Awards

The 51st Primetime Emmy Awards were held on Sunday, September 12, 1999. The ceremony show was hosted by Jenna Elfman and David Hyde Pierce. It was broadcast on Fox.