The USC Scripter award nominates adapted works and awards both the screenplay writer and the author of the book the script is based upon. While there is some crossover with the recent Writers Guild awards, their ineligibility clauses aren’t present with the USC Scripter and we have The Theory of Everything showing up here as well as Inherent Vice, which was snubbed by the WGA. Winners will be announced January 31st.
The 27th-Annual Scripter Award Finalists are, in alphabetical order by film title:
GONE GIRL – Gillian Flynn, author and screenwriter of Gone Girl
THE IMITATION GAME – author Andrew Hodges, who wrote the book Alan Turing: The Enigma, and screenwriter Graham Moore for The Imitation Game
INHERENT VICE – author Thomas Pynchon and screenwriter Paul Thomas Anderson for Inherent Vice
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING – Jane Hawking, author of Travelling To Infinity: My Life With Stephen, and screenwriter Anthony McCarten for The Theory of Everything
WILD – author Cheryl Strayed for her memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail and screenwriter Nick Hornsby for Wild