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Hollywood "black List" Pushing Oscar-worthy Scripts To Spotlight - Cbs News

They have received 197 Oscar nominations, and three of [source] the past six Best Picture winners were on The Black List. Ben Affleck, who directed "Argo," discovered the script on The Black List, and it's how Meryl Streep found out about her film "Hope Springs," as she told Charlie Rose in 2012. "There is this list I gather that travels around through all the offices in Hollywood, and everybody knows about it -- it's The Black List," Streep said. The thriller "The Imitation Game" is considered a contender for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay this year. It was the No. 1 script on The Black List in 2011. Graham Moore wrote it. "We'd try to go around town and pitch it to people. We'd say, 'Hey we have this view film about a gay, English mathematician in the 1940s.' And you can imagine a lot of sort of Hollywood entities and organizations are not inclined to make movies about subject matters that are that difficult," Moore said.
Source: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/hollywood-black-list-pushing-oscar-worthy-scripts-to-spotlight/

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