25th Annual USC Libraries Scripter Award

The University of Southern California (USC) announced the winner of Scripter Award on February 9th, 2013 by giving it to none other than the writers of ARGO. Here, I must say that things are really going fine for Argo as it recently won PGA, DGA and SAG awards and it is also anticipated that it will win the Writers Guild of America award and eventually take away the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar on February 24th at the Oscars. All I can say is it isn’t over yet. The announcement of winner must have been really tough as there were Lincoln and Life of Pi in the nominations, both of which have powerful and compelling screenplays and the Perks of Being a WallflowerSilver Linings Playbook and Beasts of the Southern Wild, all of which shouldn’t be taken lightly but the committee finally chose Argo as the winner.

Here is the name of all the parties involved in the writing of the scripts for all the nominees:

ARGO

Joshuah Bearman, author of the article “The Great Escape”; Antonio J. Mendez, author of The Master of Disguise; and screenwriter Chris Terrio; Warner Bros., Wired for Bearman’s article, and Penguin for Mendez’s book

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD

Dramatist Lucy Alibar, who wrote the play Juicy and Delicious, and screenwriter Benh Zeitlin, who co-wrote the screenplay with Alibar; Fox Searchlight and Diversion Books, publisher of the play Juicy and Delicious, upon which Beasts of the Southern Wild is based

LIFE OF PI

Novelist Yann Martel and screenwriter David Magee; 20th Century Fox and Mariner Books

LINCOLN

Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of Team Of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, and screenwriter Tony Kushner; DreamWorks and Mariner Books

THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER

Stephen Chbosky, author of the novel Perks of Being a Wallflower, as well as the screenplay based upon the book; Summit Entertainment and MTV Books

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Author Matthew Quick and screenwriter David O. Russell; Weinstein Company and Sara Crichton Books

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