John Patrick Shanley
John Patrick Shanley’s plays are performed extensively across the United States and around the world. For his play Doubt he received a Tony Award and a Pulitzer Prize; the film version, which he directed, was nominated for five Academy Awards. Other films include Five Corners (Special Jury Prize, Barcelona Film Festival), Alive, Joe Versus the Volcano, and Live from Baghdad, which was nominated for an Emmy. For his script of Moonstruck he received both the Writers Guild of America Award and an Academy Award for best original screenplay. In 2009, the Writers Guild of America awarded Shanley the prize for Lifetime Achievement in Writing.