Finally, actor/writer Danny Strong is not just nominated, but awarded a statuette for his incredible work on the HBO produced movie RECOUNT. Both a writer and producer on the project, Strong sold the pitch, researched for months and wrote what was one of the more engaging and important scripts of the year. RECOUNT chronicles the sad events that took place between election night 2000 and George W. Bush officially stepping into the shoes of President Elect. Given the dreadful 8 years we’ve all suffered under the Bush Administration, this is a story that needed to be told and Danny Strong and the capable team that worked to bring this big story to the small screen deserve all the recognition they get. And then some! And thank god the WGA recognized that there is a big difference between original screenplays (RECOUNT), and screenplays based on other material (JOHN ADAMS). Seems the other Awards Shows this year couldn’t seem to tell the difference!
Bravo, Danny Strong! Here’s to the next!