BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Diablo Cody - JUNO
Nancy Oliver - LARS AND THE REAL GIRL
Tony Gilroy - MICHAEL CLAYTON
Brad Bird - RATATOUILLE
Tamara Jenkins - THE SAVAGES
There is some stiff competition in this category, especially from Tamara Jenkins The Savages" script, but this award has got to go to Diablo Cody for Juno. Give it up for this unique, ex-stripping voice who is becoming the new "it" girl in Hollywood. This is such a polarizing script: Cody writes in a hyper-stylized amalgamation of the last three decades of slang terms and phrases, which has really pissed some people off for being so "annoying" and "faux-hip". Even I couldn't stand the first 20 minutes of the film, before my ears could adapt to this kooky dialogue coming from supposed 16 year-olds. But Cody is trying to "talk like the kids these days", her dialogue is simply a stylistic choice, making Juno a memorable film that has really hit a nerve with the movie-going public.
UPDATE: Diablo Cody won! She gave the best award speech too, that part about her parents loving her just the way she was made me cry!
You are what you like.