The seven winners of the Academy's 2011 Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowships will each receive $30,000 (list is below). The first installment will be presented to them on November 3 at a gala Academy dinner. A record number of scripts (6,730) were submitted this year. Here are eligibility details and more info on the fellowships.

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The 2011 Nicholl Fellows are (listed alphabetically by author):
• Chris Bessounian & Tianna Langham, Los Angeles, Calif., "Guns and Saris"
• Dion Cook, Altus, Okla., "Cutter"
• John MacInnes, Los Angeles, Calif., "Outside the Wire"
• Matthew Murphy, Culver City, Calif., "Unicorn"
• Abel Vang & Burlee Vang, Fresno, Calif., "The Tiger’s Child"