- The Washington Times - Sunday, February 28, 2016

Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt presented the award for best original screenplay to “Spotlight,” written by Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, a procedural on the Boston Globe’s investigation of charges of sex abuse by Catholic priests.

The other four nominees in the category of original script were Matt Charman, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen for the Cold War thriller “Bridge of Spies”; Alex Garland for the robot-or-person allegory “Ex Machina,” Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley, and Ronnie del Carmen for “Inside Out,” Pixar’s cartoon about how a young girl’s brain and her emotions grow up; and Jonathan Herman, Andrea Berloff, S. Leigh Savidge, and Alan Wenkus for “Straight Outta Compton,” a biopic of the three members of pioneering gangster-rap group N.W.A.



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