By Matt Neglia
The USC Scripter Nominations honoring the best in Adapted Screenplays and their source material for 2021 have been announced. The winners will be announced on February 26th.
Click below to see the nominations.
Dune – (Ccreenwriters Eric Roth, Jon Spaihts and Denis Villeneuve), based on the novel of the same name (Author Frank Herbert)
The Lost Daughter – (Screenwriter Maggie Gyllenhaal), based on the novel of the same name (Author Elena Ferrante)
Passing – (Screenwriter Rebecca Hall), based on the novel of the same name (Author Nella Larsen)
The Power of the Dog – (Screenwriter Jane Campion), based on the novel of the same name (Author Thomas Savage)
The Tragedy of Macbeth – (Screenwriter Joel Coen), based on the play Macbeth (Playwright William Shakespeare)
The TV finalists are…
Dopesick: Episode “The People vs. Purdue Pharma” – (Writer Danny Strong), based on the nonfiction book Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company That Addicted America (Author Beth Macy)
Maid: episode “Dollar Store” – (Writer Molly Smith Metzler), based on the memoir Maid: Hard Work, Loy Pay and a Mother’s Will to Survive (Author Stephanie Land)
Station Eleven: Episode “Wheel of Fire” – (Writer Patrick Somerville), based on the novel Station Eleven (Author Emily St. John Mandel)
The Underground Railroad: Episode “Indiana Winter” – (Writer Barry Jenkins), based on the novel The Underground Railroad (Author Colson Whitehead)
WandaVision: Episode “Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience” – (Writer Jac Schaeffer), based on Marvel Comics (Characters created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby)
What do you think will be the final five nominees for Best Adapted Screenplay and which film do you think will win the USC Scripter Award? Let us know in the comments below or on our Twitter account. You can also see our current predictions for Best Adapted Screenplay here.
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