USC Scripter Awards Nominations

10:34 AM 2/17/2016

by THR staff

The winners will be announced at a Feb. 20 gala, held at USC's Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library.

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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 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.

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:

  • Film

    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

    The Martian
    Novelist Andy Weir and screenwriter Drew Goddard

    Emma Donoghue for the novel and screenplay

  • TV

    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

    The Leftovers
    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