‘Nomadland’ and ‘Queen’s Gambit’ Win USC Libraries Scripter Awards

Traditionally mounted by the USC Libraries as an elegant black-tie, sit-down dinner at the historic Edward L.

Doheny Jr.

Memorial Library at the University of Southern California, this year the Scripter Awards went global.

On Saturday, March 13, the USC Libraries opened up their exclusive awards show to honor the year’s best film and television adaptations, as well as the works on which they are based, as a virtual event.This diverse group of academics, industry professionals, and critics (for which I vote) is often predictive of the Adapted Screenplay Oscar race.

Last year’s Scripter winners on the film and TV side were Oscar and Emmy nominees Greta Gerwig (“Little Women”) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”), respectively.

Past winners of both the Scripter and the Oscar include “Call Me by Your Name,” “Moonlight,” “The Big Short,” and “The Imitation Game.” In fact, before 2019, eight Scripter Award winners went on to win Oscars.

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