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"Social Network," "True Grit" Among USC Scripter Nominees

A scene from Joel and Ethan Coen's "True Grit." [Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures]

The Scripter Awards, a juried award created by USC Libraries to honor film adaptations of literary works, has announced their annual nominees. A unique award on the precursor circuit, the Scripters award the authors of what a 58-member selection committee consider the “most accomplished cinematic adaptation." The expected likes "The Social Network," "Winter's Bone," "127 Hours" and "True Grit" joined the somewhat surprising inclusion of "The Ghost Writer." Snubbed adaptations included "Rabbit Hole," "Never Let Me Go," "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World," "I Love You, Phillip Morris," and "The Way Back."

Full list of nominations below. Check out a list of all the announced awards so far this year here.

“The Ghost Writer”

Roman Polanski, screenwriter

Robert Harris, author (novel, “The Ghost”)

“127 Hours”

Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, screenwriters

Aron Ralston, author (book, “Between a Rock and a Hard Place”)

“The Social Network”

Aaron Sorkin, screenwriter

Ben Mezrich, author (book, “The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal”)

“True Grit”

Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, screenwriters

Charles Portis, author (novel, “True Grit”)

“Winter’s Bone”

Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini, screenwriters

Daniel Woodrell, author (novel, “Winter’s Bone”)

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