1. Casino Royale Misses Out On Edgar Allan Poe Award

    By Devin Zydel on 2007-04-30
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    According to a press release, Casino Royale failed to win at the 2007 Edgar Allen Poe awards.

    As CBn previously reported, the screenplay for Daniel Craig’s debut James Bond film by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Paul Haggis had earned a nomination in the Best Motion Picture Screenplay category. The film lost to William Monahan for The Departed.

    This year’s Edgar Allan Poe Awards honored the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television and film published or produced in 2006. The awards were presented to the winners at the 61st Gala Banquet on 26 April 2007 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City. The full list of nominees in the motion picture screenplay category included:

    • Casino Royale: Screenplay by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade & Paul Haggis, based on novel by Ian Fleming
    • Children of Men: Screenplay by Alfonso Cuaron, Timothy J. Sexton, David Arata, Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby, based on a novel by P.D. James
    • The Departed: Screenplay by William Monahan
    • The Good Shepherd: Teleplay by Eric Roth, based on a novel by Joseph Kanon
    • Notes on a Scandal: Screenplay by Patrick Marber

    Both Thunderball and Licence To Kill were previously nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe award (neither won).

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