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March 30 2013

Joss gets double nomination for the Hugo Awards. 'Avengers' and 'Cabin In The Woods' both nominated in the 'Dramatic Presentation: long form' category.

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form

The Avengers Screenplay & Directed by Joss Whedon (Marvel Studios, Disney, Paramount)
The Cabin in the Woods Screenplay by Drew Goddard & Joss Whedon; Directed by Drew Goddard (Mutant Enemy, Lionsgate)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro, Directed by Peter Jackson (WingNut Films, New Line Cinema, MGM, Warner Bros)
The Hunger Games Screenplay by Gary Ross & Suzanne Collins, Directed by Gary Ross (Lionsgate, Color Force)
Looper Screenplay and Directed by Rian Johnson (FilmDistrict, EndGame Entertainment)

Well, I feel pretty confident The Cabin In The Woods is the only real competition for The Avengers in that group.
Cabin's a better screenplay than is Avengers, and I think Looper is the likely competition against Cabin unless Hugo voters go purely for popularity and stick with Avengers. I quite enjoy the screenplay for the first half of The Hunger Games, but that doesn't count here.

[ edited by The One True b!X on 2013-03-30 23:22 ]
Looper is more than a contender, even if im not a fan, its really beloved as a sci fi movie in those circles.

[ edited by Darkness on 2013-03-31 00:01 ]

[ edited by Darkness on 2013-03-31 00:02 ]

[ edited by Darkness on 2013-03-31 00:02 ]
Deb Stanish is also nominated for co-editing Chicks Unravel Time - which I only mention because I know she's a Buffy fan. :)

She also co-edited the book Whedonistas.

[ edited by redeem147 on 2013-03-31 00:11 ]
I'd say The Hunger Games is in with a shot too, it was adapted really well. The Hobbit has a shot for sheer spectacle, and Gollum. So, yeah, all to play for.
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Looper's got a pretty solid and poignant story, but Cabin made some serious ripples in the horror movie continuum. It's a toss up between those two, I think. I really loved Looper, but I hope Cabin wins just for its sheer audacity.

I don't mean to diss the other entries. They're great as well. I just honestly don't think they're on the same level.
Rooting for a Joss Hugo!

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