This week, District 9 racked up several Oscar nominations, which is great news for sci-fi films. IO9’s fantastic interview with District 9 screenwriter Terri Tatchell, who is floored by her very recent Oscar nomination (for best adapted screenplay). I was very happily surprised when I found out that the film had a female screenwriter (it’s a genre particularly dominated by men), and even happier to find out that Tatchell seems like a supremely cool, talented, down-to-earth talent.
From the piece:
District 9 was one of the best, most truly innovative films of 2009 — It’s good to know that, as we sail through Oscar-betting-and-vetting season, there’s some solid geek material in the running.
How do you feel about District 9 getting nominated?