From Comic Book Resources:
When the Academy Award Nominations were announced Tuesday the comic industry found itself represented by "American Splendor," the critically acclaimed film based on the work of Harvey Pekar, a Cleveland file clerk whose autobiographical comic books chronicle his often times very strange life. The film uses a variety of documentary and dramatized footage to tell the story.
"American Splendor" was nominated for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay), written by Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman. This is their first nomination. The category it finds itself in is a tough one, going up against the likes of "City of God," "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," "Mystic River" and "Seabiscuit."