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Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Licorice Pizza' Wins New York's Film Critics Circle's Best Screenplay

NEW YORK – Paul Thomas Anderson earned a trophy for best screenplay for “Licorice Pizza" at New York Film Critics Circle on Friday.

The honor is his second screenplay award from NYFCC, after winning for “Phantom Thread” in 2017, for which he received a Oscar nomination.

"Licorice Pizza" ist the coming of age story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up and dealing with the trials of first love in L.A.'s San Fernando Valley in 1973. The film stars Alana Haim, of the alternative rock band Haim; Cooper Hoffman, son of Philip Seymour Hoffman; and Oscar winner Sean Penn.


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