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Humanitas noms set

Thirty-four scribes have been selected as finalists

Thirty-four scribes have been selected as finalists for this year’s Humanitas Prize. Kudos honor film and TV writers whose work embodies the human experience.

For feature films, the writers of “127 Hours” (Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy), “The Fighter” (Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson) and “The King’s Speech” (David Seidler) are the finalists.

The scribes behind “Gun Hill Road” (Rashaad Ernesto Green), “Meek’s Cutoff” (Jonathan Raymond) and “Win Win” (Thomas McCarthy) stand as finalists in the Sundance indie film category. The docu contenders are “Being Elmo” (Philip Shane, Justin Weinstein), “Louder Than a Bomb” (Greg Jacobs, Jon Siskel) and “Neshoba: The Price of Freedom” (Micki Dickoff).

On the smallscreen, writers from telepics “Reviving Ophelia” (Teena Booth), “Taken From Me” (Michael Bortman) and “Thurgood” (George Stevens Jr.) received noms in the 90-minute category. “Drop Dead Diva” (Jeanette Collins, Mimi Friedman), “Friday Night Lights” (Jason Katims), “House” (Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner, Peter Blake) and “The Pacific” (Bruce McKenna, Robert Schenkkan) are finalists in the 60-minute realm. Scribes for “The Big C” (Darlene Hunt), “How I Met Your Mother” (Carter Bays, Craig Thomas), “Modern Family” (Abraham Higganbotham) and “Nurse Jackie” (Liz Brixius) nabbed spots in the 30-minute category.

Additional finalist categories include children’s animation, the David & Lynn Angell fellowship in comedy writing and the fellowship in dramatic writing.

“Spin City” and “Family Ties” scribe Gary David Goldberg will be honored with the Kieser Award.

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