Friday, January 19, 2007

Looking to the 2007 Edgars

Sarah Weinman has blogged the 2007 MWA Edgar Award Nominees. Here are the categories I'm watching:

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

The Goodbye Kiss by Massimo Carlotto (Europa Editions)
The Open Curtain by Brian Evenson (Coffee House Press)
Snakeskin Shamisen by Naomi Hirahara (Bantam Dell Publishing – Delta Books)
The Deep Blue Alibi by Paul Levine (Bantam Dell Publishing – Bantam Books)
City of Tiny Lights by Patrick Neate (Penguin Group – Riverhead Books)

I've blogged about Paul Levine's writing often. It's that good.


BEST SHORT STORY

"The Home Front" – Death Do Us Part by Charles Ardai (Hachette Book Group – Little, Brown and Company)
"Rain" – Manhattan Noir by Thomas H. Cook (Akashic Books)
"Cranked" – Damn Near Dead by Bill Crider (Busted Flush Press)
"Building" – Manhattan Noir by S.J. Rozan (Akashic Books)

Three fine writer friends in this category. Good luck, all.


BEST TELEVISION EPISODE TELEPLAY

The Closer – "Blue Blood", Teleplay by James Duff & Mike Berchem (Turner Network Television)
Dexter – "Crocodile", Teleplay by Clyde Phillips (Showtime)
House – "Clueless", Teleplay by Thomas L. Moran (Fox/NBC Universal)
Life on Mars – Episode 1, Teleplay by Matthew Graham (BBC America)
Monk – "Mr. Monk Gets a New Shrink", Teleplay by Hy Conrad (USA Network/NBC Universal)

Has House gotten an Edgar nom in the past? If not, it's about time.


BEST MOTION PICTURE SCREENPLAY

Casino Royale, Screenplay by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade & Paul Haggis, based on novel by Ian Fleming (MGM)
Children of Men, Screenplay by Alfonso CuarĂ³n, Timothy J. Sexton, David Arata, Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby, based on a novel by P.D. James (Universal Pictures
The Departed, Screenplay by William Monahan (Warner Bros. Pictures)
The Good Shepherd, Teleplay by Eric Roth (Universal Pictures)
Notes on a Scandal, Screenplay by Patrick Marber (Scott Rudin Productions)

The screenplay that made Bond Bond again. 'Nuff said.

3 comments:

MysterLynch said...

Personally, I have to go with Crocodile from Dexter.

What a pleasant surprise Showtime's adaptation of Jeff Lindsay's work has been.

Hope the second season is just as good.

Gerald So said...

I haven't seen Dexter as I don't have Showtime. I am interested, though, as a Julie Benz fan.

MysterLynch said...

Julie is very good in the show. Actually the whole show is damn good.

On an Angel Note: Amy Acker has signed on for Drive, with Firefly's Nathon Fillon.