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Eric Heisserer’s speech at the 2023 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards.

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Five individuals have been selected as winners of the 2023 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. Each individual will receive a $35,000 prize and mentorship from an Academy member throughout their fellowship year. They also were featured at the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards and Live Read on April 25 at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater, where an ensemble of actors read selected scenes from the 2023 winning scripts. The Nicholl Fellowships were established in 1985 through the support of Gee Nicholl in memory of her husband Don Nicholl.

The 2023 winners are (listed alphabetically by author):

Brent Delaney (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), “Brownie Mary”
At the height of the AIDS crisis, Mary Jane Rathbun illegally distributes cannabis-infused brownies to heal thousands of gay men in San Francisco and inadvertently becomes the face of the first medical marijuana movement in U.S. history.

Harris McCabe (Los Angeles, CA), “Nat Cady’s Boys”
Two young boys seek bloody vengeance on the posse that hung their outlaw father in 1882 Wyoming.

J. Miller (Burbank, CA), “Slugger”
Abandoned by her mother and coached by her unloving father, a high school baseball prodigy with a hot temper and thunderous bat must confront old-school coaches, jealous teammates, injuries, and her own sexual identity on an inspirational quest to be the first woman to play in the Majors.

c. Craig Patterson (Los Angeles, CA), “Tah”
The black sheep of the family comes back home to live with the most difficult matriarch in New Orleans.

Kayla Sun (Los Angeles, CA), “Boy, Girl, Fig”
Aden was born with a rare condition where he becomes invisible to people who love him. He struggles when he falls in love with his childhood best friend.

A total of 5,599 scripts, from 83 countries, were submitted for the 2023 competition. The first and quarterfinal rounds were judged by industry professionals, including graduates of the Academy’s Diverse Reader Training Workshop, a free referral-only program established to train individuals from underrepresented communities to be story analysts. The semifinal round was judged by Academy members across the spectrum of the motion picture industry. Thirteen individual screenwriters were selected as finalists. Their scripts were then read and judged by the Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee, who ultimately voted the winners.

Eric Heisserer’s Speech | 2023 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Award Winners

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Unseen pictures from Anant-Radhikas mehendi ceremony surface online

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ambaniweddingmehendi21721650815 1 Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant’s wedding festivities might be over, but the beautiful moments from the festivities keep surfacing online. A new picture from their mehendi ceremony surfaced online, featuring best friends Ananya Panday and Shanaya Kapoor. The two are seen posing with renowned mehendi artist Veena Nagda, showing off their elegant henna designs.

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Ananya looked gorgeous in a royal purple lehenga paired with statement jewellery. Her fingertips were adorned with mehendi, and she had a delicate circle design in the center of her palm. Shanaya dazzled in a peach traditional outfit, paired with glittering jewels. She opted for a mandala design on the back of her hand with layered tips.

In another highlight, Nita Ambani chose a unique mehendi design that included the names of her family members: Anant, Radhika, Isha and husband Anand Piramal, son Akash and his wife Shloka Mehta, along with her husband Mukesh Ambani.

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Published Date: 2024-07-22 18:35:49

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Halle Berry Doesn’t Regret Accepting Her Worst Actress ‘Catwoman’ Razzie

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Halle Berry still stands by her iconic speech at the Razzies, 20 years later.

Since 1981, the Golden Raspberry Awards have functioned as an anti-awards show, handing out honors for the biggest failures, flops and missteps in the movie industry. In 2004, Berry, 57, made the rare decision to accept her award for Worst Actress in person, after starring in the box office bomb Catwoman.

“I’d written [my speech] within an inch of my life. I put a lot of thought into how I could do it in a fun way and let everyone know that I didn’t take it that seriously,” she told Entertainment Weekly as part of the 20th anniversary oral history of Catwoman. “You can never take away my Oscar, no matter how bad you bash me! If you say I earned this, all right, I’ll take this, too. You accept the wonderful things people say, and accept when they don’t say wonderful things.”

Berry appeared at the ceremony carrying her Best Actress Oscar for 2001’s Monster’s Ball and roasted Warner Bros. for tanking her post-Oscar cachet.

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“No, I don’t have to give this back. It’s got my name on it,” Berry said of her Oscar, before targeting the movie studio. “You don’t win a Razzie without a lot of help from a lot of people, so please indulge me … I want to thank Warner Bros. Thank you for putting me in a piece of s—, God-awful movie. It was just what my career needed, you know? I was at the top, and Catwoman just plummeted me to the bottom. Love it!”

In her interview with EW, she said that Warner Bros. knew of her intention to give a speech at the Razzies.

“The studio knew what I was going to do. I told them I wanted to take the piss out of it and laugh at it,” she said. “I don’t think it’s a God-awful film, but I was at the Razzies, so I had to do what they do; I s— on it because they s— on it! I tried to be one of them.

With 20 years of hindsight, Berry thinks the movie’s reputation is unearned. She said she holds no hard feelings for the team behind the movie and still enjoys the finished product.

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“I knew how much hard work went into it, not only on my part but on everybody’s part. You never set out to make something critics decide to pan,” Berry said. “I marveled at the fact that we did it. I got to see my version of Catwoman. I didn’t have any negative feelings.”

Berry also shared that no amount of negative reviews could knock her career off-course.

“It didn’t derail me, because I’ve fought as a Black woman my whole life. A little bad publicity about a movie? I didn’t love it, but it wasn’t going to stop my world or derail me from doing what I love to do,” she said.

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In the ’90s, Melissa Tkautz’s face – and voice – was everywhere

In the early ’90s, Melissa Tkautz was absolutely everywhere.

She got her start as a model in the ’80s, appearing in numerous ads for major brands including Qantas, and landed some small TV acting roles.

In fact, by age 17 she had more than 160 TV and print ads to her name.

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Melissa Tkautz pictured in 1997

However, the teenager was well and truly catapulted to fame in 1990 when she was cast in soap E Street, playing bad girl Nikki Spencer, at age 16.

She became a fan favourite, and the role earned her a Logie nomination.

Her co-stars on the show included Toni Pearen, who also had success as a singer and TV host, and now-Hollywood star Simon Baker, who Tkautz dated for a time.

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Nikki Spencer E Street

Tkautz quickly managed to leverage her newfound profile into a music career, performing under the name Melissa.

Much like Delta Goodrem, Tkautz’s pop prowess began with a song recorded for her on-screen character.

Suddenly, she was racing up the charts with tracks like Read My Lips, Sexy (Is The Word) and Skin to Skin.

Tkautz’s burgeoning music career caused her to quit E Street in 1991, and she released her debut album in 1992.

Melissa Tkautz in the music video for Read My Lips.

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At the 1992 Aria Awards, she won Highest Selling Single and was a nominee for Best New Talent.

That same year, Tkautz returned to her role in E Street, but the show was ultimately axed in 1993.

The end of E Street was just the start for Tkautz’s TV career.

She went on to star in some of the biggest Aussie shows of the ’90s, including Paradise Beach, Echo Point, Pacific Drive, Medivac and All Saints.

Her profile off-screen was also significant.

Ingo Rademacher and Melissa Tkautz in Paradise Beach

Tkautz regularly appeared on magazine covers and featured in advertising campaigns, and modelled in high-profile events including Australian Fashion Week.

She’s also performed on stage in The Vagina Monologues and Sleeping Beauty.

Through the years she’s continued her work with TV appearances, presenting and singing.

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Tkautz released a second album in 2005, followed by a Greatest Hits album in 2012.

In 2017, she starred in the first season of The Real Housewives of Sydney.

Career aside, Tkautz is married with two children, son Cuba and daughter Ayla.

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