SUPPORT THIS INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM
The article you’re about to read is from our reporters doing their important work — investigating, researching, and writing their stories. We want to provide informative and inspirational stories that connect you to the people, issues and opportunities within our community. Journalism requires lots of resources. Today, our business model has been interrupted by the pandemic; the vast majority of our advertisers’ businesses have been impacted. That’s why the SC Times is now turning to you for financial support. Learn more about our new Insider’s program here. Thank you.

Staff

San Clemente’s own Rian Johnson earned his first Oscar nomination with the script for his latest film, Knives Out, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this week.

The star-studded, murder-mystery flick, which has received critical acclaim while grossing more than $265 million worldwide so far, scored Johnson the Oscar nod for Best Original Screenplay, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Johnson took to Twitter on Monday, Jan. 13, to express his appreciation to the Academy as well as to his fellow nominees, which include Noah Baumbach for Marriage Story, Sam Mendes and Krysty Vilson-Cairns for 1917, Quentin Tarantino for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Bong Joon Ho for Parasite.

“That is a helluva list of writers, very honored & proud to be up there with them,” he wrote. “Love & so much gratitude to my fellow writers in (The Academy).”

The filmmaker previously earned some critical success with his recent foray into the Star Wars universe, as he directed 2017’s Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi. But while he received the admiration of movie critics, his directorial vision was met with significant scorn from diehard fans of the franchise.

Knives Out, which stars Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Cutis, Chris Evans, Michael Shannon and Lakeith Stanfield, has more widespread support from critics and moviegoers, as it has a Certified Fresh score of 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, and an audience score of 92%.

BECOME AN INSIDER TODAY
Trustworthy, accurate and reliable local news stories are more important now than ever. Support our newsroom by making a contribution and becoming a subscribing member today.

About The Author Staff

comments (0)

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>