Spike Jonez Wins Oscar for Best Original Screenplay
Posted on March 3, 2014
Spike Jonez won Best Original Screenplay for his script for the film, Her. Jonez also directed the film. This was his fourth Oscar nomination and his first Oscar win. Jonez also won the Golden Globe and WGA Award for the script. The other Oscar nominated screenplays include American Hustle, Blue Jasmin, Dallas Buyers Club and Nebraska.
Jonez thanked friends and family in his acceptance speech. The Hollywood Reporter says that backstage Jonez credited Charlie Kaufman and Dave Eggers as his screenwriting mentors. He said, "I don't think I could have written a screenplay when I was younger. I think it took me a long time to learn how to write."
Jonez was also asked whether or not he thought something like the operating system in Her would be possible in the future. Jonez said, "I don't know. I have no idea. I think anything is going to happen and everything is going to happen. I think we're 13 billion years into this universe and there's many more billion years after this, so who knows."
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