These look like a pretty good bet for Oscar, too. The Scripter honors source material as well as the screenplay. It’s the only awards show that awards both. They generally vote for the movie they like best as opposed to how well respected the source material is. All five of these are worthy for the win. I suspect that Moonlight will take it and will sweep the season but it’s pretty great to see that three of these revolve around the African American experience – and that is a first.
The finalist writers for film are, in alphabetical order by film title:
The finalist writers for television episodes are, in alphabetical order by series title: