On January 10, 2016, Aaron Sorkin (SHS '79) won a Golden Globe for his Steve Jobs screenplay, a detailed portrait of the adored but private Apple founder. Aaron Sorkin was honored as a Scarsdale Distinguished Alum in 2006.
Sorkin was up against big writers like Quentin Tarentino (The Hateful Eight) and Charles Randolph and Adam McKay (The Big Short) for Best Screenplay. His only other Golden Globe win in the category was for 2011's The Social Network, though he has been nominated several times before. During his acceptance speech, Sorkin dedicated the win to his daughter, saying, "Everything I do, I do to impress you, and boys are bad.