Humanitas announces nominees for 2017 Humanitas prize


Humanitas, the non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting writers has come out with the list of the 2017 Humanitas Prize award nominees. The award is given to film and TV writers whose work explores the human condition in a nuanced, meaningful way.

This year, 21 screenwriters; 31 TV, documentary and independent film scribes; and five college writers have been selected as finalists for the 43rd Humanities Prize. The winners will be announced at the Humanitas Prize event on Friday, Feb. 16, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.


The following are the animation category nominees:

Animated Feature (Family):

  • Story by Lee Unkrich, Jason Katz, Matthew Aldrich, Adrian Molina, Screenplay by Adrian Molina and Matthew Aldrich
  • Story by Ron Burch & David Kidd and Don Rhymer, Screenplay by Robert L. Baird and Tim Federle and Brad Copeland
  • The Breadwinner. Screenplay by Anita Doron, Story by Deborah Ellis

Children’s Animation Category:

  • Doc McStuffins. “Hannah the Brave” Written by Kerri Grant
  • Sofia the First. “The Crown of Blossoms” Written by Craig Carlisle
  • Splash and Bubbles. “Pearlene” Written by Michael Foulke