Monday, March 8, 2010


Because I didn't really watch the dang thing*, I missed this.

Geoffrey Fletcher, the screenwriter of "Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire," is the first African American screenwriter to take home an Academy Award.

The 39-year-old adjunct professor of film at Columbia University and NYU, surprised some by beating favorite Jason Reitman, writer/director of "Up in the Air."

It still surprises me that this was the first. But nonetheless, congrats, Geoffrey!

*Since, apparently absolute honesty is all the rage now, I did watch snippets and then the last chunk when I went to my local watering hole for karaoke night. Just so's nobody thinks I'm a big fat liar. Well, nobody else.

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