On March 12, 2005, a publicist announced their separation.
The divorce was officially finalized on December 22, 2006, of the Nebraska Coast Connection, a social networking organization that meets monthly in Culver City, CA.
He won both the Academy Award and Golden Globe in 2005 for Best Adapted Screenplay for Sideways, while the film also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.
In total, Sideways received five Academy Award nominations.
In November 2013, he held a special screening of Nebraska for the group's members at the Sherry Lansing Theatre on the Paramount Studio's lot.