Han-Yee Ling’s Spaghetti Bridges scored the top prize tonight as the 59th annual Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards were handed out for excellence in dramatic writing. The UCLA student won the $15,000 first prize as Bruins ruled the night. All of this year’s recipients are doing their collegiate thing in Westwood: Kevin Human and Gaia Violo tied for the $7,500 second prize with their respective scripts Hell Is Other Cowboys and Absentia; the team of Teresa Sullivan and A.J. Marchisello copped the $4,000 third prize for Doubleblind, and Dan Patrick earned the $1,000 honorable mention with The Village Of Sweet Dreams.
“These very talented students now join the ranks of three generations of Goldwyn winners whose talent, craft and education have enriched and advanced the art of filmmaking,” Samuel Goldwyn said. “We are delighted to celebrate their success.”
The awards, handed out — where else? — on the UCLA campus were judged by filmmaker Allison Anders, producer and former Sony exec Ben Feingold and Screen International‘s Jeremy Kay.