Friday, April 19, 2024

The 2023 USC Scripter Award Winners

The USC Scripter winners honoring the best in Adapted Screenplays and their source material for 2023 have been announced. Here are this year’s winners…

American Fiction” — Cord Jefferson (based on the novel “Erasure” by Percival Everett)
Killers of the Flower Moon” —  Eric Roth and Martin Scorsese (based on the nonfiction book “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” by David Grann)
Oppenheimer” — Christopher Nolan (based on the nonfiction book “American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer” by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin)
Origin” — Ava DuVernay (based on the nonfiction book “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” by Isabel Wilkerson)
Poor Things” — Screenwriter Tony McNamara and novelist Alasdair Gray (based on the novel “Poor Things” by Alasdair Gray

Peter Morgan for the episode “Sleep, Dearie Sleep,” from “The Crown” — based on his stage play “The Audience”
Scott Neustadter for the episode “Fire,” from “Daisy Jones and the Six” — based on the novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann for the episode “Long, Long Time” from “The Last of Us” — based on the video game by Neil Druckmann and Naughty Dog
Will Smith for the episode “Negotiating with Tigers,” from “Slow Horses” — based on the novel “Real Tigers” by Mick Herron
Max Borenstein, Rodney Barnes and Jim Hecht for the episode “The New World” — from “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” based on the nonfiction work “Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s” by Jeff Pearlman

What do you think will win the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Oscars? From 2010-2017, the USC Scripter winner lined up with the Oscar winner but then they didn’t from 2018-2021 until “Women Talking” put things back on track last year. Please let us know your thoughts on our Twitter account. Click here for more important upcoming dates this awards season and here for the most recent tally of awards season winners for the current year.

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Matt Neglia
Matt Neglia
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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