33 Writers in 7 categories were named finalists yesterday for the 2004 Humanitas Prize. A total of $115,000 will be handed out at the annual awards luncheon on July 8th at the Hilton Universal Hotel in Universal City, California. Created 30 years ago, the Humanitas Prize is meant to "encourage, stimulate and sustain writers in their humanizing task and to give them the recognition they deserve."

Film nominees are:
Feature film category ($25,000)
Dirty Pretty Things - Written by Steven Knight (Miramax Films)
Finding Nemo - Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, David Reynolds, Story by  Andrew Stanton (Disney)
Seabiscuit - Screenplay by Gary Ross (Universal Pictures)

90 Minute Category ($25,000)
Angels In America - Screenplay by Tony Kushner, based on his play (HBO)
Iron Jawed Angels - Screenplay by Sally Robinson and Eugenia Bostwick Singer & Raymond Singer and Jennifer Friedes, Story by Jennifer Friedes (HBO)
Jasper, Texas - Written by Jonathan Estrin (Showtime)

Children's Live Action Category ($10,000)
Crown Hights - Screenplay by Toni Ann Johnson, Story by Michael
Full-Court Miracle - Written by Joel Silverman and Joel Kauffman & Donald C. Yost (Disney Channel)
Going To The Mat - Teleplay by Chris Nolan & Laurie Nolan and Steve Bloom and Stu Krieger, Story by Chris Nolan & Laurie Nolan (Disney Channel)

Sundance Feature Film Category ($10,000)
Garden State - Written by Zach Braff (Fox Searchlight Pictures and Miramax Films)
Mean Creek - Written by Jacob Aaron Estes (Paramount Classics)
The Woodsman - Screenplay by Nicole Kassell, Steven Fechter (Newmarket Films)

Also receiving an at the July 8th luncheon will be Columbia University graduate film student Christopher Carlson, who has been named the recipient of the "2004 David and Lynn Angell HUMANITAS Comedy Fellowship." Carlson will receive $10,000.

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