Scripter Award nominees announced

By: Abigail Richards

Nominations for the 25th annual University of Southern California’s (USC) Libraries Scripter Awards were recently announced. The Los Angeles Times reports screenwriters and authors of films like “Argo,” “Lincoln,” “Life of Pi,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild” and “Perks of Being a Wallflower” are all up for these prestigious recognition awards.

In previous years just five films are nominated, but due to a tie among judges this year, six are in the running. These unique awards honor the masters behind some of people’s favorite feature films. This includes not only the screenwriters of the movies, but also the authors of the original written work, if the film is based off of such.

The USC official website reports past recipients of these awards include the screenwriters of “The Descendants” in 2012, the writers of “The Social Network” in 2011, screenwriters of “Up in the Air” in 2010 and the writers behind the indie hit “Slumdog Millionaire” in 2009.

Fans of this year’s nominations will learn the fate of the films when the USC Libraries announce the winners at a ceremony at the Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library on February 9, according to the Los Angeles Times.