The film and TV winners were announced at USC's Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library on Feb. 20.
The USC Scripter Awards, which honor the authors of printed works and the screenwriters who adapt their stories, have awarded both film and TV projects for the first time ever.
The 2016 Scripter selection committee selected the finalists from a field of 73 film and 18 television adaptations. Last year, The Imitation Game took home the prize. Winners were announced at a Feb. 20 gala, held at USC's Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library.
The Big Short (WINNER)
Screenwriters Adam McKay and Charles Randolph, adapted from Michael Lewis’s nonfiction work The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
Novelist Colm Toibin and screenwriter Nick Hornby
The End of the Tour
Screenwriter Donald Margulies, adapted from David Lipsky’s memoir Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace
Novelist Andy Weir and screenwriter Drew Goddard
Emma Donoghue for the novel and screenplay
Show Me a Hero (WINNER)
Screenwriters William F. Zorzi and David Simon, based on the nonfiction book by Lisa Belkin
Game of Thrones
Screenwriters David Benioff and D. B. Weiss for the episode “Hardhome,” adapted from the fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
Damon Lindelof and Jacqueline Hoyt for the episode “Axis Mundi” from “The Leftovers,” based on the novel by Tom Perrotta
The Man in the High Castle
Frank Spotnitz for the episode “The New World,” based on the novel by Philip K. Dick
Masters of Sex
Michelle Ashford for the episode “Full Ten Count,” based on the biography by Thomas Maier, Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love