SOA Alumni Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini Nominated for Academy Award for 'American Splendor' Screenplay
Shari Springer Berman (SOA '95) and Robert Pulcini (SOA '96) have been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for 'American Splendor.' The film is based on the life of the eccentric file clerk Harvey Pekar (played by Paul Giamatti), who turned the events of his everyday life into a long running counter-culture comic book series of the same name. Hope Davis was nominated for a 2004 Golden Globe for best supporting actress for her portrayal of Pekar's wife.
'American Splendor' has received critical acclaim and, among its many awards, has been named Best Picture by the National Society of Film Critics and the Los Angeles Critics Association. Berman and Pulcini also won the 2003 Sundance Film Festival's Grand Jury Prize and the Cannes Film Festival's Fipresci Award from the International Film Critics' Association.