Hawai'i Reporter - Just back from the Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, Hawai'i novelist Kaui Hart Hemmings was honored by the Hawai'i State Senate last week. The author gained critical acclaim for penning "The Descendants," which was made into the movie that has won multiple awards.
Hemmings was given a certificate of recognition by the Senate. The film was also nominated for four Oscar Awards and took home an Academy Award for "Best Adapted Screenplay."
"We are very proud of Kaui Hart Hemmings and the role she played in showcasing Hawai'i in her novel," said Senate Majority Leader Brickwood Galuteria. "She shares the story of life in our islands through the eyes of a kama'aina, which everyone in the world would be able to appreciate."
The film stars George Clooney, Amara Miller and Shailene Woodley.