The USC Scripter awards are being held tonight here in Los Angeles and they are doing one thing differently this year – they are announcing the winner at the actual event. The nominees are:
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
I’d say they all had a shot here but Slumdog is probably the favorite to win this and the WGA and the Oscar, unless something derails it. Benjamin Button has a really good chance, as it’s (loosely) adapted from an F. Scott Fitzgerald short story. And of course, The Reader could win here and start picking up big in this category – if it is going to win anywhere it could be for screenplay. Still, I pity anyone who must go up against Slumdog for anything.