Geoffrey Fletcher is `Precious'

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2009 file photo, Geoffrey Fletcher attends a special screening of "Precious" hosted by The Cinema Society and Lionsgate in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file) (AP)

February 5, 2010 12:01:45 PM PST
On Tuesday morning, just before the 2010 Academy Award nominations were announced, screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher couldn't get his TV to work. He scrambled to his computer and searched for the online broadcast of the nominations, his ears perking up for his name to be called.