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Mark Boal
Mark Boal
(born January 23, 1973) is an American journalist, screenwriter and film producer. Before he became a prominent figure of cinema, Boal worked as a journalist for such publications as Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, Salon and Playboy. Boal's 2004 article "Death and Dishonor" was adapted for the film In the Valley of Elah, which Boal also co-wrote. In 2009, he wrote and produced The Hurt Locker, for which he won both the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
and the Academy Award for Best Picture. In 2012, he wrote and produced Zero Dark Thirty, teaming again with director Kathryn Bigelow, about the tracking and capture of Osama bin Laden. The film earned him Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture and a Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay. The pair collaborated a third time for 2017's Detroit. As of 2013, Boal has won two Academy Awards (four nominations), a BAFTA Award, two Writers Guild of America Awards, a Producers Guild of America Award and four Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
nominations. He has also won several critics awards.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Filmography 4 Awards 5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] Mark Boal
Mark Boal
was born on January 23, 1973, in New York City, the son of Lillian Firestone and William Stetson Boal, Jr., a producer of educational films.[1][2] His half-brother is Christopher Stetson Boal, a playwright and screenwriter. His mother was born to a Jewish family and his father converted to Judaism.[3][4] Boal attended Bronx High School of Science and was on the high school's Speech and Debate Team. He earned his undergraduate degree in Philosophy
Philosophy
from Oberlin College in 1995.[5] Career[edit] Boal has worked as a freelance journalist and screenwriter. He has contributed articles to such magazines as The Village Voice, Salon,[6] Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
and Playboy. Boal's 2004 article "Death and Dishonor", about the 2003 murder of veteran Richard T. Davis after his return to the United States, was published in Playboy
Playboy
magazine. It inspired writer/director Paul Haggis, who adapted it for his fictional screenplay as the film In the Valley of Elah, which he also directed. Boal and Haggis have writing credit for the story.[7] As a journalist, Boal was embedded with troops and bomb squads in 2004 during the Iraq
Iraq
War. He wrote an article about one of the bomb experts, Sergeant Jeffrey S. Sarver, in an article entitled, "The Man in the Bomb Suit",[8] published in September 2005 in Playboy
Playboy
magazine. Boal went on to write an original screenplay, titled The Hurt Locker, about a fictional set of characters and events based on his interviews and observations in Iraq. He was also a producer for the 2009 film adaptation set in Iraq, about a U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) bomb squad. The film was directed by Kathryn Bigelow, his business partner and co-producer. In March 2010 (five days before the Academy Awards ceremony), Master Sergeant Jeffrey S. Sarver announced he was suing the producers of The Hurt Locker because Boal allegedly based the main character and "virtually all of the situations" in the film on events involving him. Sarver also claimed to have coined the phrase "the hurt locker".[9] The producers' spokesperson has reiterated that the screenplay is fictional.[10] Citations for the phrase, "the hurt locker", date back to 1966 during the years of the Vietnam War. The phrase has been used among military members for decades.[11] In the December 8, 2011 issue of The Hollywood Reporter, it was reported that Sarver's lawsuit was thrown out by the court, and a federal judge ordered him to pay more than $180,000 in attorney fees.[12] Boal published an article in Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
about the Maywand District murders titled: The Kill Team: How U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan Murdered Innocent Civilians.[13] Boal wrote the film Zero Dark Thirty, which was released in December 2012. The film opened to much critical acclaim. Some commentators criticized its implication that torture revealed evidence that strongly contributed to the capture of bin Laden. Boal was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and the film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. He lost to Quentin Tarantino[14] who was nominated for Django Unchained. Boal was nominated for 'Writing in a Drama' by National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers for his work on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.[15] Filmography[edit]

In the Valley of Elah
In the Valley of Elah
(2007), screenplay by Paul Haggis; based on story by Mark Boal
Mark Boal
and Haggis The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker
(2009), screenplay, producer Zero Dark Thirty (2012), screenplay, producer Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (2014), story Detroit (2017), screenplay, producer Triple Frontier (2019), screenplay

Awards[edit]

The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker
(2009) - Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay) The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker
(2009) - Academy Award for Best Picture The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker
(2009) - BAFTA Award
BAFTA Award
for Best Original Screenplay The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker
(2009) - Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker
(2009) - Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Original Screenplay The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker
(2009) - Nantucket International Film Festival - "The Showtime Tony Cox Award" for Screenwriting The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker
(2009) - Nominated - Satellite Award for Best Original Screenplay The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker
(2009) - Nominated - Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Screenplay Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Top 10 Film- American Film Institute
American Film Institute
Awards Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Alliance of Women Film Journalists
Alliance of Women Film Journalists
Award for Best Screenplay, Original Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Alliance of Women Film Journalists
Alliance of Women Film Journalists
Award for Best Picture Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Austin Film Critics Association for Best Film Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Film Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Picture Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Original Screenplay Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - 2nd place-Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Film Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - National Board of Review Award for Best Film Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - 3rd place-National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Film Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Film Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - New York Film Critics Online Award for Best Picture Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - New York Film Critics OnlineAward for Best Screenplay Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - 2nd place-Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Award for Best Film Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Screenplay Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Satellite Award for Best Original Screenplay Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Runner-up Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Original Screenplay Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Runner-up Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Film Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Runner-up Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Original Screenplay Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Runner-up Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Film Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Runner-up Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Film Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Screenplay Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Film Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Nominated — AACTA International Award for Best Film Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Nominated — AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Nominated — Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay) Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Nominated — Academy Award for Best Picture Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Nominated — BAFTA Award
BAFTA Award
for Best Original Screenplay Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Nominated — BAFTA Award
BAFTA Award
for Best Film Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Nominated — Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Picture Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Nominated — Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Original Screenplay Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Nominated — Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Screenplay Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Nominated — Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Motion Picture – Drama Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Nominated — Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Screenplay Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Nominated — Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Picture Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Nominated — London Film Critics' Circle for Screenwriter
Screenwriter
of the Year Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Nominated — Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Original Screenplay Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Nominated — Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Picture Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Nominated — Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Film Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Nominated — St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Picture

References[edit]

^ Marquis Who's Who Index to Who's Who Books - Google Books ^ GILGAMESH - with Lillian Firestone, the mother of Oscar-winner Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker). - YouTube ^ Tampa Jewish Federation "Jews in the News: Oscar Time!" retrieved March 19, 2017 ^ http://www.interfaithfamily.com/arts_and_entertainment/popular_culture/Interfaith_Celebrities_85th_Annual_Academy_Awards.shtml.upl ^ Shauna Siggelkow, OFF THE CUFF: Mark Boal, Oscar Winner Archived 2012-08-08 at the Wayback Machine., The Oberlin Review, September 27, 2010 ^ Boal, Mark (July 19, 1999). "One step ahead of the law". Salon.com.  ^ Mark Boal, "Death and Dishonor" Archived 2007-10-13 at the Wayback Machine., Playboy ^ Boal, Mark (September 2005). "The Man in the Bomb Suit" (PDF). Playboy. Docs.justia.com.  ^ " 'Hurt Locker' Producers Sued Days Before Oscars", ABC News, Retrieved March 6, 2010. ^ Bernie Woodall, "U.S. bomb expert says 'Hurt Locker' stole his story", Reuters, 4 March 2010, accessed 8 March 2010 ^ "Sorry, Sgt. Sarver", Language Log, University of Pennsylvania, 5 March 2010, Retrieved March 6, 2010 ^ " Iraq War
Iraq War
Vet Ordered to Pay $187,000 in Failed Lawsuit Against 'Hurt Locker' Producers". The Hollywood Reporter ^ The Kill Team: How U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan Murdered Innocent Civilians Politics News Rolling Stone ^ 2013 Oscar Nominees 85th Academy Awards Nominees Archived 2013-01-10 at WebCite ^ "NAVGTR Awards (2014)". IMDB. 

External links[edit]

Mark Boal
Mark Boal
on IMDb

Awards for Mark Boal

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Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay

1940–1975

Preston Sturges
Preston Sturges
(1940) Herman J. Mankiewicz
Herman J. Mankiewicz
and Orson Welles
Orson Welles
(1941) Michael Kanin
Michael Kanin
and Ring Lardner Jr.
Ring Lardner Jr.
(1942) Norman Krasna (1943) Lamar Trotti (1944) Richard Schweizer (1945) Muriel Box and Sydney Box (1946) Sidney Sheldon (1947) No award (1948) Robert Pirosh (1949) Charles Brackett, D. M. Marshman Jr. and Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1950) Alan Jay Lerner
Alan Jay Lerner
(1951) T. E. B. Clarke (1952) Charles Brackett, Richard L. Breen and Walter Reisch (1953) Budd Schulberg
Budd Schulberg
(1954) Sonya Levien and William Ludwig (1955) Albert Lamorisse
Albert Lamorisse
(1956) George Wells (1957) Nathan E. Douglas and Harold Jacob Smith (1958) Clarence Greene, Maurice Richlin, Russell Rouse and Stanley Shapiro (1959) I. A. L. Diamond and Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1960) William Inge
William Inge
(1961) Ennio de Concini, Pietro Germi, and Alfredo Giannetti (1962) James Webb (1963) Peter Stone and Frank Tarloff (1964) Frederic Raphael (1965) Claude Lelouch
Claude Lelouch
and Pierre Uytterhoeven (1966) William Rose (1967) Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(1968) William Goldman
William Goldman
(1969) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
and Edmund H. North (1970) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1971) Jeremy Larner (1972) David S. Ward
David S. Ward
(1973) Robert Towne
Robert Towne
(1974) Frank Pierson
Frank Pierson
(1975)

1976–2000

Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
and Marshall Brickman (1977) Robert C. Jones, Waldo Salt, and Nancy Dowd (1978) Steve Tesich
Steve Tesich
(1979) Bo Goldman
Bo Goldman
(1980) Colin Welland (1981) John Briley (1982) Horton Foote (1983) Robert Benton (1984) William Kelley, Pamela Wallace and Earl W. Wallace (1985) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1986) John Patrick Shanley
John Patrick Shanley
(1987) Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow (1988) Tom Schulman (1989) Bruce Joel Rubin (1990) Callie Khouri
Callie Khouri
(1991) Neil Jordan
Neil Jordan
(1992) Jane Campion
Jane Campion
(1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
and Roger Avary
Roger Avary
(1994) Christopher McQuarrie
Christopher McQuarrie
(1995) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (1996) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
and Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(1997) Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
(1998) Alan Ball (1999) Cameron Crowe
Cameron Crowe
(2000)

2001–present

Julian Fellowes
Julian Fellowes
(2001) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(2002) Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola
(2003) Pierre Bismuth, Michel Gondry
Michel Gondry
and Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(2004) Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
and Bobby Moresco (2005) Michael Arndt
Michael Arndt
(2006) Diablo Cody
Diablo Cody
(2007) Dustin Lance Black
Dustin Lance Black
(2008) Mark Boal
Mark Boal
(2009) David Seidler (2010) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(2011) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2012) Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze
(2013) Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bo (2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2016) Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele
(2017)

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BAFTA Award
BAFTA Award
for Best Original Screenplay

Paul D. Zimmerman (1983) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1984) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1985) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1986) David Leland (1987) Shawn Slovo (1988) Nora Ephron
Nora Ephron
(1989) Giuseppe Tornatore
Giuseppe Tornatore
(1990) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(1991) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1992) Harold Ramis
Harold Ramis
and Danny Rubin
Danny Rubin
(1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
and Roger Avary
Roger Avary
(1994) Christopher McQuarrie
Christopher McQuarrie
(1995) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(1996) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(1997) Andrew Niccol
Andrew Niccol
(1998) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(1999) Cameron Crowe
Cameron Crowe
(2000) Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
and Guillaume Laurant (2001) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(2002) Tom McCarthy (2003) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(2004) Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
and Bobby Moresco (2005) Michael Arndt
Michael Arndt
(2006) Diablo Cody
Diablo Cody
(2007) Martin McDonagh
Martin McDonagh
(2008) Mark Boal
Mark Boal
(2009) David Seidler (2010) Michel Hazanavicius
Michel Hazanavicius
(2011) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2012) Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
David O. Russell
(2013) Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson
and Hugo Guinness (2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2016) Martin McDonagh
Martin McDonagh
(2017)

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Satellite Award for Best Original Screenplay

John Sayles
John Sayles
(1996) Matt Damon
Matt Damon
and Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(1997) Gary Ross (1998) M. Night Shyamalan
M. Night Shyamalan
(1999) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2000) Milo Addica and Will Rokos (2001) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(2002) Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola
(2003) James L. White (2004) George Clooney
George Clooney
and Grant Heslov
Grant Heslov
(2005) Peter Morgan (2006) Diablo Cody
Diablo Cody
(2007) Tom Mccarthy (2008) Scott Neustadter
Scott Neustadter
and Michael H. Weber (2009) David Seidler (2010) Terrence Malick
Terrence Malick
(2011) Mark Boal
Mark Boal
(2012) Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
David O. Russell
(2013) Dan Gilroy
Dan Gilroy
(2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Barry Jenkins
Barry Jenkins
(2016) Martin McDonagh
Martin McDonagh
(2017)

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Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay

Original Drama (1969–1983, retired)

William Goldman
William Goldman
(1969) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
and Edmund H. North (1970) Penelope Gilliatt (1971) Jeremy Larner (1972) Steve Shagan (1973) Robert Towne
Robert Towne
(1974) Frank Pierson
Frank Pierson
(1975) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1976) Arthur Laurents
Arthur Laurents
(1977) Nancy Dowd, Robert C. Jones and Waldo Salt (1978) Mike Gray, T. S. Cook and James Bridges (1979) Bo Goldman
Bo Goldman
(1980) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
and Trevor Griffiths (1981) Melissa Mathison
Melissa Mathison
(1982) Horton Foote (1983)

Original Comedy (1969–1983, retired)

Paul Mazursky
Paul Mazursky
and Larry Tucker (1969) Neil Simon
Neil Simon
(1970) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1971) Peter Bogdanovich, Buck Henry, David Newman and Robert Benton (1972) Melvin Frank and Jack Rose (1973) Mel Brooks, Norman Steinberg, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor
Richard Pryor
and Alan Uger (1974) Robert Towne
Robert Towne
and Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1975) Bill Lancaster
Bill Lancaster
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
and Marshall Brickman (1977) Larry Gelbart
Larry Gelbart
and Sheldon Keller (1978) Steve Tesich
Steve Tesich
(1979) Nancy Meyers, Harvey Miller and Charles Shyer
Charles Shyer
(1980) Steve Gordon (1981) Don McGuire, Larry Gelbart
Larry Gelbart
and Murray Schisgal (1982) Lawrence Kasdan
Lawrence Kasdan
and Barbara Benedek (1983)

Original Screenplay (1984–present)

Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1984) William Kelley and Earl W. Wallace (1985) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1986) John Patrick Shanley
John Patrick Shanley
(1987) Ron Shelton (1988) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1989) Barry Levinson
Barry Levinson
(1990) Callie Khouri
Callie Khouri
(1991) Neil Jordan
Neil Jordan
(1992) Jane Campion
Jane Campion
(1993) Richard Curtis
Richard Curtis
(1994) Randall Wallace (1995) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (1996) James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
and Mark Andrus (1997) Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
(1998) Alan Ball (1999) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2000) Julian Fellowes
Julian Fellowes
(2001) Michael Moore
Michael Moore
(2002) Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola
(2003) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(2004) Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
and Bobby Moresco (2005) Michael Arndt
Michael Arndt
(2006) Diablo Cody
Diablo Cody
(2007) Dustin Lance Black
Dustin Lance Black
(2008) Mark Boal
Mark Boal
(2009) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2010) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(2011) Mark Boal
Mark Boal
(2012) Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze
(2013) Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson
and Hugo Guinness (2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Barry Jenkins
Barry Jenkins
and Tarell Alvin McCraney
Tarell Alvin McCraney
(2016) Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele
(2017)

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