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Writers Guild East Awards Ceremony to Tribute Nora Ephron; Watch Live Broadcast of WGA West

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood February 13, 2013 at 2:16PM

The Writers Guild East has announced a tribute to writer-director Nora Ephron (1941-2012), to be presented at the guild's East Coast awards ceremony on February 17. The nominees are here.
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Nora Ephron
Nora Ephron

The Writers Guild East has announced a tribute to writer-director Nora Ephron (1941-2012), to be presented at the guild's East Coast awards ceremony on February 17. The nominees are here.

The tribute will be led by author Meg Wolitzer, whose novel "This Is My Life" was adapted and directed by Ephron in 1992. Wolitzer will speak and show a video clip presentation.

During Ephron's nearly four-decade career in the film industry, she penned or co-penned (often with sister Delia) 14 produced screenplays, and directed eight films. She was nominated for a Best Original Screenplay Oscar three times -- in 1984, 1990 and 1993 -- for, respectively, "Silkwood," "When Harry Met Sally" and "Sleepless in Seattle."

Our TOH! obit to Ephron is here.

The Writers Guild Awards' West coast ceremony (East and West happen simultanously) will be broadcast live here on February 17; Nathan Fillion will host. Anne Thompson will be reporting live from the event on Twitter: @akstanwyck.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.