On the heels of the Writers Guild of America announcing their screenwriting nominees, the USC Scripter Awards have unveiled their nominee list as well. Given to the best adaptation of the year, the the 27th USC Libraries Scripter Award will honor both the writers of the adaptation as well as the creator of the source material. This year, we more or less have the usual suspects that could make up the Best Adapted Screenplay category at the Oscars (give or take what happens with Whiplash, for example), as the nominees were Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn), The Imitation Game (Graham Moore), Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson), The Theory of Everything (Anthony McCarten, who I interviewed here), and Wild (Nick Hornby). I have a feeling that Flynn might be the frontrunner here for Gone Girl, if only due to the fact that she’s the author of the work as well. We’ll see if I’m right soon enough, but below you can see the nominee announcement. Don’t be too shocked if these are your Academy Award nominees too.
Here now are the nominees for the Scripter Awards this year:
“Gone Girl”: Gillian Flynn, screenwriter and author of the novel of the same name.
“The Imitation Game”: Graham Moore, screenwriter; Andrew Hodges, author of “Alan Turing: The Enigma.”
“Inherent Vice”: Paul Thomas Anderson, screenwriter; Thomas Pynchon, author of the novel of the same name
“The Theory of Everything”: Anthony McCarten, screenwriter; Jane Hawking, author of “Travelling to Infinity: My Life With Stephen”
“Wild”: Nick Hornby, screenwriter; Cheryl Strayed, author of the memoir “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.”
–Thoughts? Discuss in the comments!