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‘Hidden Figures,’ ‘Grace & Frankie,’ ‘13th’ and More Top List of Finalists for Humanitas Prize

5 January 2017 9:45 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Writers for the socially conscious “Hidden Figures” and “Tallulah” are among this year’s finalists for the 42nd annual Humanitas Prize, announced Wednesday by Humanitas executive director Cathleen Young and president Ali LeRoi.

Thirty-two different writers will compete for $100,000 in prize money, awarded to those whose work “inspires compassion, hope and understanding in the human family.” The winners will be announced at the annual luncheon in February at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.

Episodes from “Madam Secretary” and “The Night Of” compete in the 60-minute category, while the non-fiction “120 Days: Undocumented in America” goes up against “13th” in the documentary category. Finalists also include professors from various universities vying for the drama fellowship and David & Lynn Angell Comedy Fellowship.

“We received a huge number of worthy submissions this year, which made narrowing the field down to these exceptional finalists especially challenging — and rewarding,” said Young in a statement. “These »

- Dani Levy

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‘Hidden Figures,’ ‘Grace & Frankie,’ ‘13th’ and More Top List of Finalists for Humanitas Prize

5 January 2017 9:45 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Writers for the socially conscious “Hidden Figures” and “Tallulah” are among this year’s finalists for the 42nd annual Humanitas Prize, announced Wednesday by Humanitas executive director Cathleen Young and president Ali LeRoi.

Thirty-two different writers will compete for $100,000 in prize money, awarded to those whose work “inspires compassion, hope and understanding in the human family.” The winners will be announced at the annual luncheon in February at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.

Episodes from “Madam Secretary” and “The Night Of” compete in the 60-minute category, while the non-fiction “120 Days: Undocumented in America” goes up against “13th” in the documentary category. Finalists also include professors from various universities vying for the drama fellowship and David & Lynn Angell Comedy Fellowship.

“We received a huge number of worthy submissions this year, which made narrowing the field down to these exceptional finalists especially challenging — and rewarding,” said Young in a statement. »

- Dani Levy

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