2016 Scripter Awards Branch Out Into TV

The USC Libraries has announced their 28th Annual USC Scripter Awards and broadened their scope into television for the first time after previously only recognizing film work. The selection committee reviewed submissions from 18 television adaptations. Winners will be announced February 20 at the Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library at USC. Helen Mirren and Taylor Hackford will provide witty repartee as honorary dinner chairs.

Here are the television nominees:

Game Of Thrones
Screenwriters David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, for the episode “Hardhome,” adapted from the fantasy series “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R. R. Martin
HBO and Bantam

The Leftovers
Damon Lindelof and Jacqueline Hoyt for the episode “Axis Mundi”, based on the novel by Tom Perrotta
HBO and St. Martin’s Press

The Man In The High Castle
Frank Spotnitz for the episode “The New World,” based on the novel by Philip K. Dick
Amazon and Putnam

Masters Of Sex
Michelle Ashford, for the episode “Full Ten Count,” based on the biography by Thomas Maier, “Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love”
Showtime and Basic Books

Show Me A Hero
Screenwriters William F. Zorzi and David Simon, based on the nonfiction book by Lisa Belkin
HBO and Little, Brown and Company

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