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USC Scripter Award Goes to ‘The Imitation Game’ by Graham Moore

imitationgame_posterThe USC Scripter Award has been handed out and in a none-shocking surprise, Graham Moore won the coveted award for penning “The Imitation Game” directed by Academy Award nominee Morten Tyldum.  

The film, which is based on the book “Alan Turing: The Enigma” by Andrew Hodges, has been nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Adapted Screenplay.  It has seemed like a foregone conclusion for sometime that Adapted Screenplay would be an easy trophy for the Weinstein Company to snag up for the film.  However, with “The Theory of Everything” coming on strong, and “Whiplash” making its unexpected category switch, the road may not be so easily paved any longer.  Other nominees at the USC Scripter were “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn, “Inherent Vice” by Paul Thomas Anderson, “The Theory of Everything” by Anthony McCarten, and “Wild” by Nick Hornby.  Only three out of the five made the Oscar lineup, with “American Sniper” and “Whiplash” sitting on the sidelines.

The Academy Awards will be handed out on February 22 on ABC.

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Written by Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of AwardsCircuit.com. Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He also founded the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, the first Latino-based critics’ organization in the United States. He’s also an active member of the African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include The New York Times, CNN.com, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.

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