The authors and screenwriters of Gone Girl, The Imitation Game, Inherent Vice, The Theory Of Everything and Wild are finalists for USC Libraries’ 27th annual Scripter Award, which honors the year’s best adapted screenplays as well as the author or authors of the written work upon which the screenplay is based. Last year, John Ridley’s adaptation of Solomon Northup’s 12 Years A Slave took the honor on its way to the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar.
Winners will be announced January 31 at USC. Walter Mosley will receive the USC Libraries Literary Achievement Award during the ceremony.
Yesterday, the WGA’s adapted screenplay nominees included Gone Girl, Imitation Game and Wild as well as Jason Hall’s American Sniper and James Gunn and Nicole Perlman’s Guardians Of The Galaxy.
Here’s this year’s Scripter noms:
Gillian Flynn, author and screenwriter
The Imitation Game
Author Andrew Hodges, who wrote the book Alan Turing: The Enigma, and screenwriter Graham Moore
Novelist Thomas Pynchon and screenwriter Paul Thomas Anderson
The Theory of Everything
Jane Hawking, author of Travelling To Infinity: My Life With Stephen, and screenwriter Anthony McCarten
Screenwriter Nick Hornby, adapted from Cheryl Strayed’s memoir Wild: From Lost To Found On The Pacific Crest Trail