And the Awards Go To...
BY Advocate Contributors
February 13 2012 5:00 AM ET
Screenwriter for Young Adult
Cody does women right. Reteaming with Juno director Jason Reitman for Young Adult, Cody has created a fantastic, feel-bad movie about delayed adolescence. Charlize Theron is Mavis, a young-adult author who, in a fit of selfish angst, goes to her hometown to break up the marriage of her high school beau, just after his wife gives birth to their child. She meets a former classmate (Patton Oswalt) who was mistakenly gay-bashed, and he tries to encourage her to see her own selfishness, to no avail. Filled with Cody's signature naturalistic dialogue, Young Adult depicts Mavis's narcissistic meltdown. As of press time, Cody, Theron, and Oswalt had all been nominated for Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, and Cody — who won an Oscar for Juno — may see more noms for her original screenplay.
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