THE WIRE, SCRUBS Honored as Humanitas Finalists

The Humanitas Prize has announced this year’s finalists, which included episodes from Boston Legal, John Adams and The Wire in the 60-minute television category and The Bill Engvall Show (that sound you hear is me scratching my head), In Treatment and Scrubs in the 30-minute category.

The Humanitas honors film and TV writing that “explores the human condition in a way which affirms the dignity of the human person and reveals common humanity.” The complete list of finalists is behind the cut.

Feature Film Category ($10,000)
The Diving Bell and The Butterfly, written by Ronald Harwood
Juno, written by Diablo Cody
Lars and the Real Girl, written by Nancy Oliver

90 Minute Category ($10,000)
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, written by Daniel Giat
Charlie & Me, written by Karen Legasse Struck
A Life Interrupted, written by John Wierick
Pictures of Hollis Woods, written by Ann Peacock, Daniel Petrie Jr. & Camille Thomasson

60 Minute Category ($10,000)
Boston Legal: “Roe V. Wade, The Musical” written by David E. Kelly & Susan Dickes (teleplay); David E. Kelly, Susan Dickes & Jill Goldsmith (story)
John Adams: “Part 1” written by Kirk Ellis
The Wire: “Late Editions” written by George Pelecanos (teleplay); David Simon & George Pelecanos (story)

30 Minute Category ($10,000)
The Bill Engvall Show: “Aloha Raffles” written by Kathy Ann Stumpe
In Treatment: “Sophie Week 2” written by Sarah Treem
Scrubs: “My Long Goodbye” written by Dave Tennant

Children’s Animation Category ($10,000)
My Friends Tigger & Pooh: “Eeyore’s Sad Day” written by Brian Hohlfeld
Sweet Blackberry Presents: “The Journey Of Henry Box Brown” written by Karyn Parsons
Toddworld: “Come Out Of Your Shell” written by Don Gillies

Children’s Live Action Category ($10,000)

Johnny Kapahala: “Back On Board” written by Ann Austen, Douglas Sloan, Max Enscoe & Annie DeYoung (teleplay); Ann Austen & Douglas Sloan (story)
Minutemen, written by John Killoran (teleplay); David Diamond & David Weissman (story)
Sheira and Loli’s Dittydoodle Works: “Sacrifice” written by David Lawrence, Bill Rodman & Cory Rosenberg

Sundance Feature Film Category ($10,000)
Henry Poole Is Here, written by Albert Torres
A Raisin in the Sun, written by Paris Qualles
The Visitor, written by Tom McCarthy

The David & Lynn Angell Fellowship in Comedy Writing ($10,000)
Fair, written by Cameron Porsandeh
McKellar Hall, written by Nik Blahunka & Marcy Holland

The Humanitas Student Drama Fellowship ($10,000)
Heroes: “The Cure” written by Marla DuMont
House: “Witch Is It” written by Katherine F. Lovejoy


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