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USC Scripter Award Nominations Announced


The USC Libraries announced their nominees for the 34th annual USC Scripter Awards. The awards honor the best adapted screenplays of the year in both film and TV.

Netflix was able to grab 4 nominations, three in film alone. Television had 5 different networks streamers receiving a nomination a piece.

Barry Jenkins, on top of being nominated for The Underground Railroad, will receive the USC Libraries Literary Achievement Award.


  • Dune (Eric Roth, Jon Spaihts, and Denis Villeneuve; based on the novel by Frank Herbert)
  • The Lost Daughter (Maggie Gyllenhaal; based on the novel by Elena Ferrante)
  • Passing (Rebecca Hall; based on the novel by Nella Larsen)
  • The Power Of The Dog (Jane Campion; based on the novel by Thomas Savage)
  • The Tragedy Of Macbeth (Joel Coen; based on the play by William Shakespeare)


  • Dopesick, Episode: The People vs Purdue Pharma (Danny Strong; based on the nonfiction book Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors And The Drug Company That Addicted America by Beth Macy)
  • Maid, Episode: Dollar Store (Molly Smith Metzler; based on the memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay And A Mother’s Will To Survive by Stephanie Land)
  • Station Eleven, Episode: Wheel Of Fire (Patrick Somerville; based on the novel by Emily St. John Mandel)
  • The Underground Railroad, Episode: Indiana Winter (Barry Jenkins; based on the novel by Colson Whitehead)
  • WandaVision, Episode: Filmed Before A Live Studio Audience (Jac Schaeffer; based on Marve Comics characters created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby)

The USC Libraries is currently scheduled to announce the winners on Saturday, February 26, 2022, in the Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library at the University of Southern California.


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