Kaui Hart Hemmings

Kaui Hart Hemmings is an American writer who was born and raised in Hawaii. She attended Colorado College and graduated in 1998. Her debut novel The Descendants was adapted by Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash[1] into the highly acclaimed 2011 American film The Descendants, starring George Clooney.[2]

Hemmings had previously published a collection of her stories in the book House of Thieves. She also wrote "How to party with an infant " published 2016.

Kaui Hart Hemmings
BornHawaii, United States
CitizenshipUnited States


Short story collections

  • House of Thieves (2005)


  • The Descendants (2007)
  • The Possibilities (2014)
  • Juniors (for young adults) (2015)
  • How to party with an infant (2016)


  • New York Times [1]


  1. ^ The-Descendants – Cast, Crew, Director and Awards – NYTimes.com
  2. ^ tiff.net – 2011 Films – Descendants Archived 2011-09-15 at the Wayback Machine

External links

AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay

The AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay is an accolade given by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA), a non-profit organisation whose aim is to "identify, award, promote, and celebrate Australia's greatest achievements in film and television". The award is presented at the annual AACTA International Awards, which rewards achievements in feature films, regardless of the country the film was made. The winners and nominees are determined by the international chapter of the Academy, which comprises eighty members of Australian filmmakers and executives.The prize was first handed out at the 1st AACTA International Awards presentation, and awarded to George Clooney, Grant Heslov, and Beau Willimon for The Ides of March, and to J. C. Chandor for Margin Call.

BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Adapted Screenplay has been presented to its winners since 1968, when the original category (BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay) was split into two awards, the other being the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

The Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Adapted Screenplay is one of the annual awards given by the Chicago Film Critics Association.

Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay

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Collateral descendant, a relative descended from a brother or sister of an ancestor

Did You Ever Have a Family

Did You Ever Have a Family is the debut novel by American literary agent and author Bill Clegg, published in 2015.

Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Screenplay

The Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Screenplay is an award given by the Florida Film Critics Circle to honor the finest achievementes in film-making. The award has been split into two categories, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Screenplay, since 2010.

Hawaiian literature

Hawaiian literature has its origins in Polynesian mythology. It was originally preserved and expanded solely through oral traditions, as the ancient Hawaiians never developed a writing system. Written literature in the Hawaiian language and literary works in other languages by authors resident in Hawaii did not appear until the nineteenth century, when the arrival of American missionaries introduced the English language, the Latin alphabet, and Western notions of composition to the kingdom.

The earliest compilations of traditional Hawaiian writing were made by John Papa ʻĪʻī, Samuel Kamakau, Kepelino Keauokalani, and David Malo. They were succeeded by King Kalākaua, Martha Beckwith, Abraham Fornander, and William Drake Westervelt, all of whom produced later collections retelling or adapting Hawaii's oral histories.

Other noted authors whose works feature Hawaiian settings and themes, or who were temporarily resident in Hawaii, include Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. Detective novelist Earl Derr Biggers is remembered chiefly for his books set in early twentieth century Honolulu, whose protagonist is Chinese-Hawaiian detective Charlie Chan.Hawaiian literature in the latter half of the twentieth century was characterized by both rapid growth and an increasing emphasis on realism, sometimes influenced by the Second Hawaiian Renaissance and the Hawaiian sovereignty movement.

Jim Rash

James Rash (born July 15, 1971) is an American actor, comedian, producer, screenwriter, and director. He is known for his role as Dean Craig Pelton on the NBC/Yahoo! sitcom Community, for which he was nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2012. That same year, he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and received a Golden Globe nomination for the film The Descendants.

List of Colorado College people

The following is a list of notable people associated with Colorado College, located in the American city of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

List of Native Hawaiians

This is a list of notable Native Hawaiians.

To be included in this list, the person must have an English Wikipedia article showing they have Native Hawaiian heritage or must have references showing they have Native Hawaiian heritage and are notable.

Isabella Abbott, educator and scientist

Duke Aiona, politician

Eddie Aikau, surfer

Daniel K. Akaka, politician

D. G. Anderson, politician

S. Haunani Apoliona, activist

Bernice Pauahi Bishop, philanthropist

Kealii Blaisdell, traditional Hawaiian entertainer, original traditional Hawaiian song composer, great-grandson of Hawaiian author Joseph

Travis Browne, mixed martial artist

Jeff Chang

Sam Choy, chef, restaurateur, and television personality

Marcus Coloma, actor

Auli'i Cravalho, actress and singer

Ron Darling, former MLB pitcher

William Heath Davis, merchant and trader

Frank De Lima, comedian

William De Los Santos, poet, screenwriter, director

Adriano Directo Emperado, co-founder of Kajukenbo self-defense system

Russell Doane, mixed martial artist

Faith Evans, US marshal

Patricia Ford, model

Brickwood Galuteria, entertainer and party chairman

Sunny Garcia, surfer

Brian Haberlin, comic book artist

Clayton Hee, politician

Kaui Hart Hemmings, author

Don Ho, entertainer

Hoku Ho, singer

Max Holloway, mixed martial artist

Mark Keali'i Ho'omalu, musician and kumu hula

Kelly Hu, actress

Curtis Iaukea, politician

John Papa ʻĪʻī, an ali'i, politician and historian

Anuhea Jenkins, musician

Dick Jensen, singer

Maren Jensen, actress

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, Olympian and World Ambassador of Surfing

Natasha Kai, professional soccer player

Charles Kalani, Jr., professional athlete

Montgomery Kaluhiokalani, surfer

Samuel Kamakau, historian

Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, musician, entertainer, and activist

Kamehameha the Great, first king of Hawaii

George Kanahele, author of books about native Hawaiians

Jason Kapono, NBA forward

Gilbert Lani Kauhi, often credited as Zulu, actor

Princess Abigail Kawananakoa, descendant of aliʻi

Prince Quentin Kawananakoa, heir presumptive throne of Hawaii, lawyer, politician

Mary Kaye, musician and singer

James Kealoha, politician

Charles Kekumano, Roman Catholic priest and first papal chamberlain of native Hawaiian ancestry

Esther Kia'aina, politician

Al Kikume, actor and stuntman

Samuel Wilder King, politician

Helio Koaʻeloa, missionary and candidate for sainthood

Jesse Kuhaulua, sumo wrestler

Kūkahi, musician

Brook Mahealani Lee, Miss Universe 1997

Eric Lee, musician

Steve Leialoha, comic book artist

Liliʻuokalani, last monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi

Agnes Lum, gravure idol, bikini model, actress and singer

Harry Maitey, first Hawaiian in Prussia

David Malo, historian

Jarah Mariano, model

Kevin Mawae, former president of the NFL Players Association

Maxine, model and professional wrestler

Michelle Maylene, adult film actress and model

Yancy Medeiros, mixed martial artist

Janet Mock, trans women's rights activist

Jason Momoa, actor

Leilani Munter, American race car driver and environmental activist

Don Muraco, professional wrestler

Kellye Nakahara, actress

Joseph Nawahi, politician and artist

Ruban Nielson, musician

Karl James Noons, mixed martial artist

Cheryl Moana Marie Nunes, musician and former Oakland Raiderette

David Nuuhiwa, surfer

Danny Ongais, race car driver

Dennis Pavao, Hawaiian Falsetto Singer and Musician

B. J. Penn, mixed martial artist

Herbert K. Pililaau, Medal of Honor recipient

Mary Kawena Pukui, scholar and educator

Keanu Reeves, actor

Rap Reiplinger, comedian

William S. Richardson, jurist

Marlene Sai, singer and actress

Nicole Scherzinger, singer

Ray Schoenke, former NFL player

Wini Shaw, actress

Micah Solusod, voice actor

Shannyn Sossamon, actress

David Strathairn, actor

Napua Stevens, entertainer, singer, hula dancer, musician, teacher, radio-TV personality, producer and author

Akebono, sumo wrestler

Freddie Tavares, helped design the Fender Stratocaster and other Fender products, steel guitarist

Nainoa Thompson, Polynesian navigator, Trustee for Kamehameha Schools

Kiana Tom, fitness trainer

Logan Tom, Olympic volleyball player

Haunani-Kay Trask, activist

Mililani Trask, activist

Brendon Urie, lead singer of Panic! at the Disco

Shane Victorino, professional baseball player for the Boston Red Sox

Kimo von Oelhoffen, former NFL player

John D. Waihee III, politician

Charlie Wedemeyer, athlete and author

Herman Wedemeyer, actor, football player, and politician

Robert William Wilcox, delegate to Congress

Jerome Williams, baseball player

Kailee Wong, professional football player

Kirby Wright, novelist and poet

National Board of Review Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

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St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay

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The Descendants

The Descendants is a 2011 American comedy-drama film directed by Alexander Payne. The screenplay by Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash is based on the 2007 novel of the same name by Kaui Hart Hemmings. The film stars George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Beau Bridges, Judy Greer, Matthew Lillard, and Robert Forster, and was released by Fox Searchlight Pictures in the United States on November 18, 2011 after being screened at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.Tracing the journey of land baron Matt King who struggles with unexpected occurrences in his monotonous life, The Descendants won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, and two Golden Globe Awards for Best Picture – Drama and Best Actor – Drama for Clooney.

The Descendants (novel)

The Descendants is a novel written by Kaui Hart Hemmings. The 2011 American film The Descendants, directed by Alexander Payne, with the adapted screenplay by Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash, is based on this novel.

USC Scripter Award

The USC Scripter Award (Scripter) is the name given to an award presented annually by the University of Southern California (USC) to honor both authors and screenwriters. Starting in 1988, the USC Libraries Board of Councilors award the year's best film adaptation of a printed work, recognizing the original author and the screenwriter. In 2016, a television adaption Scripter award was added as well as the Literary Achievement Award. The Ex Libris Award is occasionally presented to long-time supporters of the USC Libraries. USC Libraries website writes, "Scripter celebrates writers and writing, collaboration, and the profound results of transforming one artistic medium into another. It stands as an emblem of libraries’ ability to inspire creative and scholarly achievement."

Unfamiliar Fishes

Unfamiliar Fishes is a nonfiction book by This American Life contributor Sarah Vowell, first published in 2011 in print and audiobook versions.

Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

The Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Adapted Screenplay is one of the annual awards given by the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association.

Writers Guild of America Awards 2011

The 64th Writers Guild of America Awards honored the best film, television, and videogame writers of 2011. Winners were announced on February 19, 2012.


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