District 9 co-writer Terri Tatchell talks about the Oscars and what she and writing partner Neill Blomkamp have set their sights on.
The four nominations D9 received are well deserved. It’s fantastic when a film—in effect the genuine talent behind it—gets recognized. And it’s a shame that its star, Sharlto Copley, wasn’t. As Tatchell puts it:
I’m so excited to have been nominated for the screenplay, but I’m also excited that it got nominated for Best Picture. Probably more excited about that. There are so many people that worked so hard on this film, and I don’t think it would have been as big of a success without them, like Sharlto Copley. He was amazing in it, and I hate that he didn’t get a nomination. So I feel like the Best Picture represents everybody.