'Silver Linings Playbook,' 'Bones' Among Humanitas

'Fruitvale Station,' 'Modern Family' also nab prizes

David O. Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook,” Fox’s “Bones” and ABC’s “Modern Family” were among the winners Friday at the 39th Humanitas Prize kudos honoring film and TV writers.

“Silver Linings” (pictured) won the top feature kudo. Ryan Coogler of “Fruitvale” won the Sundance category for indie pics. The Humanitas Prize recognizes writers whose work reflects the higher aspects of the human spirit.

“Bones” exec producer Stephen Nathan won the 60-minute drama category for his “The Patriot in Purgatory” episode. “Modern Family’s” Danny Zuker and Christopher Lloyd won the half-hour heat for seg “Party Crashers.”

HBO’s Ethel Kennedy docu “Ethel” won for scribe Mark Bailey. The 90-minute longform category went to Ligiah Villalobos for ABC’s Hallmark Hall of Fame production “Firelight.”

The kidvid kudo went to Eric Daniel and Don D. Scott for the Disney Channel telepic “Let It Shine.”

UCLA’s Jason Romaine won a $20,000 award for his original script “Late Bloomers,” as part of the David and Lynn Angell Fellowship in Comedy Writing competition.

USC’s Taylor Martin won the $10,000 drama student fellowship for his original script “A Special Education.”

Awards were handed out at a luncheon ceremony at the Montage hotel. Winners in the non-student categories received a $10,000 prize with the exception of the docu category, which carries a $5,000 award.

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