The USC Libraries have announced the nominees for the 27th annual USC Libraries Scripter Award. The award is presented annually by the University of Southern California to honor screenwriters. Read on for further details of this event.
According to Variety, the finalists for USC Libraries’ 27th annual Scripter Award included theh authors and screenwriters of “Gone Girl,” “The Imitation Game,” “Inherent Vice, ” “The Theory Of Everything,” and “Wild.”
The Libraries honors the year’s best-adapted screenplays as well as the author or authors of the written work upon which the screenplay is based. Members of the selection committee this year include: authors Michael Chabon and Mona Simpson; screenwriters John Ridley and Steve Zaillian; film critics Leonard Maltin and Kenneth Turan; and USC deans Elizabeth Daley and Catherine Quinlan.
The winners will be announced at a black-tie dinner ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 31 at USC’s historical Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library. Oscar winners Helen Mirren and Taylor Hackford will serve as honorary chairs of the event. This year Mosley will receive the USC Libraries Literary Achievement Award during the ceremony.
Here are this year’s Scripter nominees:
Gillian Flynn, author and screenwriter
“The Imitation Game”
Author Andrew Hodges, author of “Alan Turing: The Enigma,” and screenwriter Graham Moore
Novelist Thomas Pynchon and screenwriter Paul Thomas Anderson
“The Theory of Everything”
Jane Hawking, author of “Travelling To Infinity: My Life With Stephen,” and screenwriter Anthony McCarten
Screenwriter Nick Hornby, adapted from Cheryl Strayed’s memoir “Wild: From Lost To Found On The Pacific Crest Trai,”
The notable fact is that over the 26 years 10 films that won the Scripter award went on to win the best adapted screenplay Oscar, including: “Schindler’s List” (1993), “Sense and Sensibility” (1995), “L.A. Confidential” (1997), “A Beautiful Mind” (2001), “No Country for Old Men” (2007), “Slumdog Millionaire” (2008), “The Social Network” (2010), “The Descendants” (2011), “Argo” (2012) and “12 Years a Slave” (2013). So, the Scripter is potential precursor to the Academy award.
And that’s it for MNG’s 2014 online film critics nominations update. For more details coming up about the event, stay tuned here at Movie News Guide (MNG).
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