The USC Scripter Awards honors both the screenwriter and the author upon whose book the script is based. WGA-ineligible “Theory of Everything” was included on this list along with WGA-snubbed “Inherent Vice.” “Imitation Game,” “Gone Girl” and “Wild” are looking like likely Oscar nominees, as they were also mentioned on yesterday’s WGA nominations.
Voting closes on Tuesday, January 13, and finalists will be celebrated at an event on Saturday, January 31.
The 27th-Annual Scripter Award Finalists are, in alphabetical order by film title:
Gillian Flynn, author and screenwriter of Gone Girl
For 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 for Inherent Vice
Jane Hawking, author of Travelling To Infinity: My Life With Stephen, and screenwriter Anthony McCarten for The Theory of Everything
Screenwriter Nick Hornby and author Cheryl Strayed for Wild, adapted from Strayed’s memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail