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Emerald Fennell and Sacha Baron Cohen win at Writers Guild Awards

Emerald Fennell and Sacha Baron Cohen win at Writers Guild Awards

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Britons Emerald Fennell and Sacha Baron Cohen were among the winners at the Writers Guild Awards, in a major boost to their Oscars hopes.Fennell walked away with the prize for best original screenplay for her film, Promising Young Woman - her directorial debut. She won over the likes of Aaron Sorkin, who wrote The Trial of the Chicago 7, and Will Berson and Shaka King, who wrote Judas and the Black Messiah - all of which are in the running for the best picture gong at next month's Oscars. Image: Fennell (C) has been given an Oscar nomination for her film Promising Young Woman. Pic: Merie Weismiller Wallace/Focus Features via AP She accepted the award from the UK, saying in a video message that the win was an "incredible, unbelievable,...
Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson named Football Writers’ Association Men’s Footballer of the Year

Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson named Football Writers’ Association Men’s Footballer of the Year

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Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has won the Football Writers' Association Men's Footballer of the Year award.The 30-year-old midfielder, who led Liverpool to their first league title in 30 years this season, received more than a quarter of the votes."As grateful as I am I don't feel like I can accept this on my own," he said. "I owe a lot to so many people but none more so than my current team-mates, who have been incredible and deserve this every bit as much as I do."Liverpool team-mates Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane, Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne and Manchester United's Marcus Rashford also finished in the top five.On Wednesday Henderson, who is recovering from a knee injury, recei...
Game Of Thrones writers leave Star Wars project

Game Of Thrones writers leave Star Wars project

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The men behind Game Of Thrones have jumped spaceship and walked away from a new Star Wars trilogy, which is set to be released in 2022.David Benioff and DB Weiss were set to direct the new series, but have since signed a five-year deal to make content for Netflix. The pair signed for the streaming giant in August, after it won an intense bidding war for their signature with Amazon and Disney. Image: The pair were set to direct new Star Wars films. Pic: Disney As a result, they now have announced that given their new busy schedules, something had to give.In a statement to Deadline, Benioff and Weiss said: "There are only so many hours in the day, and we felt we could not do justice to both Star Wars and our Netflix projects... so we ar...
Dispute over Idris Elba play Tree as writers claim they were ‘pushed off’

Dispute over Idris Elba play Tree as writers claim they were ‘pushed off’

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A row has arisen over a play created by Idris Elba after two writers who worked on it claimed they were shut out and suffered "intimidation and disrespect".Tree, which will premiere at the Manchester International Festival, is credited to Elba and Kwame Kwei-Armah.Tori Allen-Martin and Sarah Henley said they worked on it for four years but were "pushed off" and got no credit.In response, the producers said Tree "needed to go in a very different direction with a new writer attached".Manchester International Festival and London's Young Vic theatre, along with Elba's production company Green Door Pictures, acknowledged that Allen-Martin and Henley were "involved in exploring ideas" for the show.They said they were "grateful" to the ...