The Nantucket Film Festival will honor Academy Award®-winning screenwriter and director, Oliver Stone, with the 2016 Screenwriters Tribute Award. The award will celebrate Stone’s extraordinary career, whose achievements span both fiction and documentary features, as well as television.
Stone is an award-winning screenwriter, director, and producer. With a career spanning over 40 years he has written and directed over 20 full-length feature films, including some of the most influential and iconic films of the last decades. Stone has also written screenplays for films including MIDNIGHT EXPRESS (for which he won his first Academy Award), SCARFACE, and CONAN THE BARBARIAN.
The Screenwriters Tribute is the crown jewel of the festival, and recognizes and raises the visibility of outstanding screenwriters in the entertainment industry. Previous awardees include luminaries such as Aaron Sorkin, David O. Russell, Judd Apatow, Nancy Meyers and Barry Levinson.
Comedian and writer Seth Meyers, host of NBC's late-night talk show LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, will host the 2016 Screenwriters Tribute. Meyers was formerly a head writer for SNL and also hosted the show's news parody segment WEEKEND UPDATE. In 2014, Meyers was host of the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, and is also the co-creator, co-writer and executive producer of the IFC mockumentary TV series DOCUMENTARY NOW!.
The Nantucket Film Festival's most esteemed awards recognize writers and filmmakers from film and television for their significant contributions to the art of storytelling. These honors are presented annually on Saturday evening of the film festival at a gala celebration. This year's Tribute will take place on Saturday, June 25th at the the 'Sconset Casino.