The USC Scripter announced its nominees for Adapted Screenplay this year. They are hit and miss when it comes to the Oscars, with the WGA being a slightly more reliable barometer, but they’re interesting all the same. They are meant to honor both the source material and the the adaptation.
The finalist writers for film adaptation are, in alphabetical order by film title:
- Screenwriters Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole for “Black Panther,” based on the character created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
- Screenwriters Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty and author Lee Israel for “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
- Screenwriters Armando Iannucci, Ian Martin, and David Schneider for “The Death of Stalin,” based on the graphic novel by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin
- Screenwriter Barry Jenkins and author James Baldwin for “If Beale Street Could Talk”
- Screenwriters Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini for “Leave No Trace” based on the novel “My Abandonment” by Peter Rock.