Adrian Molina is in the running for a special prize…
The 32-year-old Mexican American screenwriter and storyboard artist has been named a finalist for this year’s Humanitas Prize.
Nine films from a combined 21 screenwriters will compete in three categories, a first this year. The award was created to honor film and TV writers whose work inspires compassion, hope and understanding in the human family.
The finalists are vying in the categories of drama, comedy, and family films, with three nominated films competing for each prize.
Molina, who served a co-director, screenplay writer, and lyricist on the Disney/Pixar hit animated film Coco, is nominated alongside his Coco colleagiues Lee Unkrich, Jason Katz and Matthew Aldrich.
Molina and company are nominated in the Feature – Family category, facing off against the people behind Ferdinand and The Breadwinner.
The Humanitas Prize winners will be announced February 16 during a gala at the Beverly Hilton.
Here are the 2018 Humanitas Prize finalists:
Feature – Drama
Screenplay by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees
Written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
Written by Martin McDonagh
Feature – Comedy
Written by Greta Gerwig
THE BIG SICK
Written by Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani
THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (NEW AND SELECTED)
Written by Noah Baumbach
Feature – Family
Story by Lee Unkrich, Jason Katz, Matthew Aldrich, Adrian Molina, Screenplay by Adrian Molina and Matthew Aldrich
Story by Ron Burch & David Kidd and Don Rhymer, Screenplay by Robert L. Baird and Tim Federle and Brad Copeland
Screenplay by Anita Doron, Story by Deborah Ellis