"Abbott Elementary," "black-ish," "Pachinko," "CODA," "Don’t Look Up" Among Nominees For Humanitas Prizes
Siân Heder, a Humanitas Prize nominee for "CODA"
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The nominees have been unveiled for the 2022 Humanitas Prizes. 45 writers have been nominated for their work across nine juried categories, with winners to be announced live at an in-person awards luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on September 9. 

The Humanitas Prizes are awarded to honor film and television writers whose work explores the human condition in a nuanced, meaningful way.

Additional honorees, host, and Web Series nominee announcements are forthcoming.

Here’s a rundown of the Humanitas nominees:

Children’s Teleplay:

  • El Deafo: Written by Cece Bell and Will McRobb
  • Karma’s World: “Hair Comes Trouble” - Written by Kellie R. Griffin and Halcyon Person  
  • Snoopy Presents: To Mom (and Dad), with Love: Written by Alex Galatis
  • The Babysitters Club: “Claudia and the Sad Goodbye” - Written by Sascha Rothchild

Comedy Feature Film:

  • Don’t Look Up: Written by Adam McKay
  • Everything Everywhere All At Once: Written by Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert
  • Queen Bees: Written by Donald Martin
  • tick, tick…BOOM!: Written by Steven Levenson  

Comedy Teleplay: 

  • Abbott Elementary: “Pilot” - Written by Quinta Brunson
  • black-ish: “If A Black Man Cries in the Woods…” - Written by Robb Chavis
  • Somebody Somewhere: “BFD” - Written by Hannah Bos & Paul Thureen
  • The Conners: “Triggered” - Written by Lecy Goranson


  • End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock: Shannon Kring
  • Frederick Douglass: In Five Speeches: Julia Marchesi
  • In the Same Breath: Nanfu Wang
  • Through Our Eyes: “Shelter” - Smriti Mundhra 

Drama Feature Film:

  • A Hero: Written by Asghar Farhadi
  • CODA: Written by Siân Heder 
  • Nine Days: Written by Edson Oda
  • The Starling: Written by Matt Harris

Drama Teleplay:

  • Chicago P.D.: “Burnside” - Written by Ike Smith
  • Pachinko: “Chapter One” - Written by Soo Hugh
  • Queen Sugar: “May 27, 2020” - Written by Anthony Sparks
  • Swagger: “Radicals” - Written by Reggie Rock Bythewood & George Dohrmann
  • This is Us: “The Challenger” - Written by Dan Fogelman 

Family Feature Film:

  • 8-Bit Christmas: Written by Kevin Jakubowski
  • Cinderella: Written by Kay Cannon
  • Encanto: Written by Charise Castro Smith & Jared Bush
  • Spin: Written by Carley Steiner and Josh A. Cagan

Limited Series, TV Movie, or Special:

  • Love Life: “Mia Hines” - Written by Rachelle Williams-BenAry & Sam Boyd
  • Maid: “Snaps” - Written by Molly Smith Metzler
  • Three Months: Written by Jared Frieder
  • Women of the Movement: “Mother and Son” - Written by Marissa Jo Cerar 

Short Film:

  • Far from the Tree: Written by Natalie Nourigat
  • Girls Are Strong Here: Written by Scott Burkhardt
  • Leap: Written by Margaret Nagle
  • Nona: Written by Louis Gonzales


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