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The USC Libraries Scripter Awards, which recognize adapted screenplays and their source material, were handed out Saturday night, with Call Me by Your Name and The Handmaid’s Tale taking top honors in film and television, respectively.
James Ivory’s Call Me by Your Name beat out Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber’s The Disaster Artist; Scott Frank, Michael Green and James Mangold’s Logan, James Gray’s The Lost City of Z; Aaron Sorkin’s Molly’s Game; Virgil Williams and Dee Rees’ Mudbound; and Allan Heinberg, Jason Fuchs and Zack Snyder’s Wonder Woman.
The number of nominees on the film side was unusually large this year due to a three-way tie, which led to having a total of seven nominees as opposed to the normal five.
On the TV side, Bruce Miller’s episode “Offred” from The Handmaid’s Tale won out over Sarah Polley for Alias Grace; David E. Kelley, for the episode “You Get What You Need” from Big Little Lies; Noah Pink and Ken Biller for the episode “Einstein: Chapter One” from Genius; Peter Landesman, George C. Wolfe and Alexander Woo for the telefilm The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks; and Joe Penhall and Jennifer Haley for “Episode 10” of Mindhunter.
Last year, Moonlight won the film prie and, in a tie, The People v. O.J. Simpson and The Night Manager won the TV honor.
The awards were handed out in the Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library at USC.