Sunday, February 10, 2013

USC Scripter Award

The USC Scripter Award was established in 1988 by the Friends of the USC Libraries to celebrate the years best in writing-- specifically honoring the Best Adapted Screenplay; the recipients being the screenwriters and the original authors.  This year 82 screenplays were in contention, eventually whittled down to six nominations.  The winner:

  • Argo- screenplay by Chris Terrio, based on the Wired article "The Great Escape," by Joshuah Bearman and the book, The Master of Disguise, by Tony Mendez. 

The remaining nominees were Beasts of the Southern Wild, Life of Pi, Lincoln, The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Silver Linings Playbook.

In the last five years, the USC Scripter winner has taken home the Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award four times-- Up in the Air being the lone standout.

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