Deborah Davis
NationalityEnglish
OccupationHistorian, screenwriter
Known forThe Favourite

Deborah Davis is a British historian and screenwriter.[1]

Career

Deborah Davis is a British historian and screenwriter. Her first screenplay, The Favourite (2019), was nominated for numerous awards and accolades. Davis wrote the story 20 years ago with the original title The Balance of Power. She submitted the story to producer Ceci Dempsey and Ed Guiney, who brought in director Yorgos Lanthimos. Lanthimos introduced Davis to Tony McNamara to help polish the screenplay.[2]

In 2021 it was announced that Davis was writing a television series based on the life of Marie Antoinette.[3][4] The Canal+ and BBC production will film in France in locations that include Versailles and Vaux-le-Vicomte.[5]

Writing credits

Production Type Year Company
The Favourite Feature Film 2019 Fox Searchlight
Marie Antoinette Television Series 2022 Canal+ and BBC

Awards and nominations

Main article: List of accolades received by The Favourite

The Favourite

Year Award Result
Best Original Screenplay[6] Academy Award Nominated
Best Original Screenplay[7]
[8]
British Academy Film Awards Won
Best Screenplay[9]
[10]
[11]
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British Independent Film Awards Won
Best Original Screenplay[13]
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Critic's Choice Awards Nominated
Best Screenplay[15]
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Golden Globe Awards Nominated

References

  1. ^ "The Favourite: Oscar-nominated writer reveals how The Standard helped inspire hit film". Evening Standard. 6 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Screenwriters Deborah Davis & Tony McNamara Break Down Their Long, Gratifying Journeys With 'The Favourite'". Deadline. 13 January 2019. Retrieved 2021-10-06.
  3. ^ "'Marie Antoinette' Series From 'The Favourite' Writer Underway For Canal+ & Banijay". Deadline. 8 September 2021. Retrieved 2021-10-06.
  4. ^ "'Marie Antoinette' Drama Series From 'The Favourite' Writer Enters Production". Variety. 8 September 2021. Retrieved 2021-10-06.
  5. ^ "A Lavish New TV Series Will Offer A Feminist Take On Marie Antoinette's Life". Vogue. 30 September 2021. Retrieved 2021-10-06.
  6. ^ "Oscar Winners 2019: The Complete List". Variety. 24 February 2019. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  7. ^ "Nominations announced: EE British Academy Film Awards in 2019" (Press release). British Academy Film Award. 9 January 2019. Archived from the original on 9 January 2019. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  8. ^ "EE British Academy Film Awards Nominees in 2019". British Academy Film Award. 9 January 2019. Archived from the original on 9 January 2019. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Element Pictures' The Favourite Leads British Independent Film Awards 2018 Nominations" (Press release). Dublin, Ireland: Element Pictures. 31 October 2018. Archived from the original on 6 November 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Craft Winners Announced" (Press release). London: British Independent Film Awards. 15 November 2018. Archived from the original on 15 November 2018. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  11. ^ Clarke, Stewart (December 2, 2018). "'The Favourite' Reigns at British Independent Film Awards". Variety. Archived from the original on 3 December 2018. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  12. ^ "The Favourite Wins 10 Including Best British Independent Film" (Press release). London: British Independent Film Awards. 3 December 2018. Archived from the original on 31 January 2019. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  13. ^ "'The Favourite' Leads Film Nominations For The 24th Annual Critics' Choice Awards" (Press release). Los Angeles, CA: Broadcast Film Critics Association/Broadcast Television Journalists Association. 10 January 2018. Archived from the original on 10 December 2018. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  14. ^ "'Roma' Named Best Picture, Takes Four Awards At 24th Annual Critics' Choice Awards" (Press release). Los Angeles, CA: Broadcast Film Critics Association/Broadcast Television Journalists Association. 13 January 2019. Archived from the original on 14 January 2019. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  15. ^ "Golden Globe: The Favourite". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. 7 December 2018. Archived from the original on 8 January 2019. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  16. ^ "All the Winners of the 76th Golden Globes". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. 6 January 2019. Archived from the original on 8 January 2019. Retrieved 6 January 2019.