The winners will be announced at a Feb. 20 gala, held at USC's Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library.
This year, there will be two USC Scripter Awards.
The award that honors the authors of printed works and the screenwriters who adapt their stories will, for the first time, be awarded to not only those of a film, but also a television episode.
The winners will be announced at a Feb. 20 gala, held at USC's Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library. Helen Mirren and Taylor Hackford will serve as honorary dinner chairs.
See below for the nominees:
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