'The Imitation Game' wins USC Scripter Award for adapted screenplay

'Imitation Game' wins USC Scripter Award for adapted screenplay

"The Imitation Game" on Saturday evening won the 27th USC Libraries Scripter Award, honoring the best adapted screenplay of the year.

The Scripter goes to the screenwriter as well as the author of the work on which the script was based. "The Imitation Game" screenwriter Graham Moore shared the award with Andrew Hodges, who wrote the book "Alan Turing: The Enigma." 

"The Imitation Game" was in competition with "Gone Girl," "Inherent Vice," "The Theory of Everything" and "Wild."

Moore is also nominated for an Academy Award, a Writers Guild of America Award and a British Academy of Film and Television Arts award.

The past four Scripter winners -- "12 Years a Slave," "Argo," "The Descendants" and "The Social Network" -- went on to win the Oscar for adapted screenplay. 

Mystery and crime writer Walter Mosley received the USC Libraries Literary Achievement Award.

The ceremony was held at the Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library at USC's University Park campus, with Helen Mirren and Taylor Hackford serving as honorary dinner chairpersons.

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