Quentin Tarantino and David O. Russell have been shortlisted for a top honour at the 39th annual Humanitas Prize awards.
The accolades, split into nine categories, celebrate the best in Tv and film writing and both directors have earned nods in the Feature Film section for Tarantino's Django Unchained and Russell's Silver Linings Playbook. They will compete with Flight's John Gatins for the title.
Writer/filmmaker Jeff Nichols has landed a mention in the Sundance Feature Film category for his coming-of-age movie Mud, going up against Ryan Coogler for independent drama Fruitvale Station and Michael Starrbury for The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete.
Meanwhile, the 30 Minute Tv group features Modern Family writers Danny Zuker and Christopher Lloyd, Nurse Jackie's Liz Brixius and The New Normal's Mike Scully, and the 60 Minute category will be a fight between Bones' Stephen Nathan (for the episode The Patriot in Purgatory), David Shore, Eli Attie and Peter Blake for the Everybody Dies episode of medical drama House, and Karen Struck and David E. Kelly for Monday Mornings' Truth or Consequences.
The winners will be announced during a special luncheon on 20 September (13) in Los Angeles.