The Lost Daughter and Dopesick took high honors on the thirty fourth annual — and second digital — USC Libraries Scripter Awards on Saturday night time.
The Scripter Awards have fun one of the best printed-word-to-screen variations. Both authors and screenwriters had been celebrated. Therefore, The Lost Daughter screenwriter Maggie Gyllenhaal and Elena Ferrante, the creator of the novel of the identical title, shared the movie award, and the TV award went to each Danny Strong, who wrote the “The People vs. Purdue Pharma” episode of Dopesick, and Beth Macy for the nonfiction e-book Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company That Addicted America that impressed the drama sequence.
The different movie nominees had been:
- Dune (screenwriters Eric Roth, Jon Spaihts and Denis Villeneuve), primarily based on the novel of the identical title (creator Frank Herbert)
- Passing (screenwriter Rebecca Hall), primarily based on the novel of the identical title (creator Nella Larsen)
- The Power of the Dog (screenwriter Jane Campion), primarily based on the novel of the identical title (creator Thomas Savage)
- The Tragedy of Macbeth (screenwriter Joel Coen), primarily based on the play Macbeth (playwright William Shakespeare)
Meanwhile, the opposite nominees for the episodic TV Scripter Award (which was solely launched in 2016), had been:
- Maid episode “Dollar Store” (author Molly Smith Metzler), primarily based on the memoir Maid: Hard Work, Loy Pay and a Mother’s Will to Survive (creator Stephanie Land)
- Station Eleven episode “Wheel of Fire” (author Patrick Somerville), primarily based on the novel Station Eleven (creator Emily St. John Mandel)
- The Underground Railroad episode “Indiana Winter” (author Barry Jenkins), primarily based on the novel The Underground Railroad (creator Colson Whitehead)
- WandaVision episode “Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience” (author Jac Schaeffer), primarily based on Marvel Comics (characters created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby)
Barry Jenkins, a previous Scripter winner for Moonlight, previous finalist for If Beale Street Could Talk and 2022 nominee for The Underground Railroad, was the inaugural recipient of the USC Libraries’ Literary Achievement Award for his contributions to cinematic storytelling.
The movie Scripter Award and one of the best tailored screenplay Oscar have gone to the identical challenge on 14 events over the previous 33 years: Schindler’s List (1993), Sense and Sensibility (1995), L.A. Confidential (1997), A Beautiful Mind (2001), No Country for Old Men (2007), Slumdog Millionaire (2008), The Social Network (2010), The Descendants (2011), Argo (2012), 12 Years a Slave (2013), The Imitation Game (2014), The Big Short (2015), Moonlight (2016) and Call Me by Your Name (2017).