Creator of ‘The Wire’ gets $500,000 Genius Grant

He deserves it for ‘The Wire’ alone so I am not mad at him getting this prize at all. More info below and I have added the intro and opening scene to the show for all of you who have not seen the best show ever created:

Wire creator David Simon with Michael K. Williams who played the unforgettable character 'Omar'

via Reuters

Among the 10 female and 13 male fellows this year was David Simon, 50, the former Baltimore Sun crime reporter and co-creator, writer and producer of the critically acclaimed TV series “Homicide: Life on the Street” and “The Wire,” set in Baltimore, and the current HBO series “Treme,” set in New Orleans.

“With the nuance and scope of novels, Simon’s recent series have explored the constraints that poverty, corruption and broken social systems place on the lives of a compelling cast of characters, each vividly realized with complicated motives, frailties, and strengths,” the foundation said in summarizing Simon’s work.

For more info about the other winners Click Here…

4 thoughts on “Creator of ‘The Wire’ gets $500,000 Genius Grant

  1. what the fuck? David Simon is one of the only people giving a real voice to completely marginalized parts of america that nobody cares about, and doing so in a way that isnt patronizing or painting them as just evil for what comes out of such bad situations. damn.

  2. this cracapus should choke on his own vomit and die for every dollar he cosumes for his soulless portrayal of Nubian people living in america..may the money also become a curse killing him and any biological children he may have..may he also be damned to hell and eternal torture

  3. this cracapus should joke on his own vomit and die for every dollar he cosumes for his soulless portrayal of Nubian people living in america..may the money also become a curse killing him and any biological children he may have..may he also be damned to hell and eternal torture

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