‘Little Women,’ ‘Fleabag’ Win USC Libraries Scripter Awards

The USC Libraries Scripter Awards honor the year’s best film and television adaptations, as well as the works on which they are based.

This group of academics, industry professionals, and critics (for which I vote) is often predictive of the Adapted Screenplay Oscar race.While Netflix dominated this year’s nominations with three adapted scripts, for movies “The Irishman” (Steve Zaillian adapted Charles Brandt’s “I Heard You Paint Houses”) and “The Two Popes” (Anthony McCarten adapted his own play), and Susannah Grant, Michael Chabon, and Ayelet Waldman’s limited series “Unbelievable,” the winners were Amazon’s “Fleabag” (play and series author Phoebe Waller-Bridge was in London), and Sony’s “Little Women,” whose scribe Greta Gerwig gave a heartfelt speech.

This could presage another win at the WGA Awards next week and on Oscar night in the Adapted Screenplay category.“It’s the book of my life,” Gerwig said

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