The Goslings 2011
Best Adapted Screenplay
And the nominees are…
Hossein Amini – Drive adapted from the book ‘Drive’ by James Sallis.
Lynne Ramsay & Rory Kinnear – We Need to Talk About Kevin adapted from the book ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’ by Lionel Shriver.
George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon – Ides of March adapted from the play ‘Farragut North’ by Beau Willimon.
Daniel Taplitz – Red Dog adapted from the book ‘Red Dog’ by Louis de Bernières.
Alex Garland – Never Let Me Go adapted from the book ‘Never Let Me Go’ by Kazuo Ishiguro.
Richard Ayoade – Submarine adapted from the book ‘Submarine’ by Joe Dunthorne.
And The Gosling goes to…
Winner: George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon – Ides of March adapted from the play ‘Farragut North’ by Beau Willimon
‘Ides of March’ is an intense political drama that really got the brain ticking over as to the nature of modern politics. It’s an interesting character study in the lengths people go to acquire power and misuse it. The performances are so good because the hard work is done on the page and the film is bursting with gripping monologues and intense confrontations between characters. Engaging and intelligent scriptwriting, and full credit must go to writer/director George Clooney for getting behind the project and not indulging his ego too much.