Academy Nicholl Fellowships

The Nicholl Fellowships is one of the most prestigious writing awards there is — perhaps the most prestigious for non-professionals. Screenwriters hoping to break in to Hollywood (and ones that may have lost some favor) head here to be (re)discovered. The focus is totally on film writing and as such is itself not useful for business-to-business or direct consumer facing content makers. And even though it is sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, there is no trophy and you can not say you won an Oscar.