Boston Globe film critic Wesley Morris was awarded the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for criticism Monday.
Morris, 36, who joined the Globe staff in 2002, won the prize for a range of movie reviews and essays published in 2011. Among the pieces submitted with his nomination were reviews of “The Help,” “Drive,” “Water for Elephants,” and “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol.” His essays included two written upon the deaths of Oscar-winning director Sidney Lumet and Apple cofounder Steve Jobs.
“Wesley’s writing can be playful, and it can be explosive,” said Globe editor Martin Baron. “Always, there’s a boiling energy, informed by seemingly boundless knowledge.