4 wins & 1 nomination.
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(November 19 to December 27, 2015) His original screenplay, "Akeelah and The Bee," was adapted by Cheryl L. West for the stage in a Children's Theater Company of Minneapolis production at The Arena Stage Theatre in Washington D.C. Charles Randolph Wright was director.
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Received the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' (AMPAS) Nicholl Fellowship (an international competition open to new screenwriters) for Akeelah and the Bee (2006) in 2000. In 2000, there were 4,250 entries.