Harold Ramis

Oliver Stone to receive Writers Guild of America, West 2017 Laurel Award

Oliver Stone to receive Writers Guild of America, West 2017 Laurel Award

The Writers Guild of America, West announced Thursday that Oliver Stone will receive the 2017 Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement as part of the guild’s award show Feb. 19.

Known as a politically minded provocateur, Stone’s work as writer and director includes “Snowden,” released earlier this year, as well as “Platoon,” “JFK,” “Nixon,” “Born On the Fourth of July,” “Natural Born Killers,” “Salvador” and “Wall Street.”

His work as a screenwriter includes “Midnight Express,” for which he earned a WGA Award along with an Academy Award and Golden...

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