Anatomy of a Fall wins best original screenplay Oscar | Oscars 2024

Justine Triet and her writing partner Arthur Harari have won the Oscar for best original screenplay for Anatomy of a Fall at the 96th Academy Awards.

Triet is also the director of the drama about a woman, played by Sandra Hüller, who is accused of killing her husband; Triet and Hariri had to defeat a field including David Hemingson for The Holdovers and Celine Song for Past Lives. Anatomy of a Fall is the first non-English language film to win in this category since Parasite in 2019.

Anatomy of a Fall has already had an outstanding awards season; after winning the Palme d’Or at the Cannes film festival in May, it won six European film awards and six Césars, two Golden Globes (including best screenplay), and a Bafta for best original screenplay. However, it was not able to compete the for best international film Oscar as its home country, France, opted instead to put forward foodie romance The Taste of Things as its Academy Award submission.

Triet thanked the Academy and said she hoped the win would “help me through my mid-life crisis”. She went on to contrast the glamour of the evening with the circumstances of writing the film. “Stuck in the house during lockdown with two kids hooked up to cartoons for peace. There is no line between work and diapers.”

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