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Could Donald Kaufman get an Oscar trophy?

Best Adapted Screenplay conominee Donald Kaufman isn't a real person. Will he get a trophy if he wins?

Nicolas Cage, Adaptation
Image credit: Adaptation: Columbia Pictures
Nope. ''Brothers'' Charlie and Donald Kaufman share a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination for ''Adaptation.'' But Donald's just a character in the movie, making this the first time a fictional person has been up for an Academy Award. ''The Academy regards the two names as a pseudonym for Charlie,'' says Oscar spokeswoman Toni Thompson, adding that if he wins there won't be a trophy with Donald's name on it. ''Charlie and 'Donald' will just have to learn to share.'' Or wrestle for it.
Originally posted Feb 28, 2003

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