USC FILM Scripter Award

“Little Women”
Greta Gerwig
(Based on the novel by Author Louisa May Alcott)

NOMINEES
  • Matthew Carnahan and Mario Correa for “Dark Waters” based on the New York Times Magazine article “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare” by Nathaniel Rich 
  • Steven Zaillian for “The Irishman” based on the nonfiction work “I Heard You Paint Houses” by Charles Brandt  
  • Taika Waititi for “JoJo Rabbit” based on the novel “Caging Skies” by Christine Leunens
  • Anthony McCarten for “The Two Popes” based on his play “The Pope” 

USC TELEVISION Scripter Award

“Fleabag”
Episode: “Season 2: Episode 1”
(Based on her one-woman play of the same name)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge

NOMINEES
  • Joel Fields and Steven Levenson for the episode “Nowadays,” from “Fosse/Verdon,” based on the biography “Fosse” by Sam Wasson 
  • Emerald Fennell for the episode “Nice and Neat,” from “Killing Eve,” based on the novel “Codename Villanelle” by Luke Jennings 
  • Susannah Grant, Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman for the first episode of “Unbelievable,” based on the article “An Unbelievable Story of Rape,” by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong
  • Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson for the episode “This Extraordinary Being,” from “Watchmen” based on the comic book series by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons 

Literary Achievement Award

Susan Orlean

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