Aaron Sorkin wins Best Screenplay, Condemns U.S. Capitol Riots – Deadline

Aaron Sorkin added to Golden Globe winning tally The Chicago 7 trial The director won his third prize on Sunday. At the annual awards ceremony, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, Sorkin won the award for best screenplay.

Sorkin’s legal drama centers a group of protesters accused of crossing state borders to riot during the 1968 Chicago Democratic National Convention and the ensuing trial in which they stand on trial as insurgents and instigators. The film stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Yahya Abdul-Matteen II and Jeremy Strong

After receiving the Golden Globe Award from Cynthia Erivo, Sorkin celebrated fellow nominees Chloe Zhao and Emerald Fennell and Regina King for inspiring her daughter to pursue filmmaking.

As his drama about the era of the civil right movement has found its relevance to today’s audiences, the director channeled Abbie Hoffman (played by Baron Cohen in the Netflix film) to discuss the fatal attacks on the United States Capitol on January 6.

“I don’t always agree with what the characters I write do or say, but Abbie said, ‘Democracy is not something you believe in or where you hang your hat, but it’ is something you do. It is something that you participate in. You stop doing it, democracy is collapsing, ”he recited. “I don’t need any more evidence beyond what happened on January 6 to be okay with this.”

Sorkin defeated Zhao, Fennell, Jack Fincher, Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton for the prize. Chicago 7 trial is also up for Best Picture of the Night – Drama, Best Director, and Daniel Pemberton and Celeste for Best Original Song for a Motion Picture.

The 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, aired Sunday on NBC.

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