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Why Edgar Awards dropped Best Motion Picture Screenplay category?

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    Edgar Awards are given annually by Mystery Writers of America. They honor writers who specialize in mysteries, crime stories, detective stories etc. Several categories for published stories like Best Novel or Best Short Story were mixed with awards for TV and Film work. Since 1946 many amazing screenplays won, like “Rear Window”, “12 Angry Men”, “North by Northwest”, “Psycho”, “Charade”, “Hush, Hush… Sweet Charlotte”, “The French Connection”, “Chinatown”, “Gorky Park” and “The Thin Blue Line”. Check out an amazing streak of winners in 1990s and 2000s

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Edgar_Allan_Poe_Award_for_Best_Motion_Picture_Screenplay_winners

    Unfortunately, since 2009 (when “In Bruges” won) this category was dropped. That’s a shame because I feel that 2010s would produce equally amazing set of winners. Does anyone have any idea why Mystery Writers of America have decided not to do Film category anymore? They still do TV though. 

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