The Hateful Eight
And with this win Quentin Tarantino becomes the first person to win two Golden Stakes for writing. This probably shouldn’t be too surprising given Tarantino’s long history of stellar work and his incredible ability to write compelling dialogue and structure his films in unconventional ways, but I’m not such a fan that I’ll give him an award for anything. Both Death Proof and Django Unchained fell short in this category in their respective years but he really stepped up his game this year both in terms of audacity and intelligence. Unlike previous Tarantino films I feel like he’s really making an important statement this time around and he makes it with conviction.