The authors and screenwriters of
Unlike other feature film awards, the Scripter Award honors both the screenwriter or screenwriters of an adaptation, as well as the author on which the screenplay is based.
The nominees announced Thursday morning are:
"The Spectacular Now":
"12 Years a Slave": John Ridley, screenwriter; Solomon Northup, author of "Twelve Years a Slave."
"What Maisie Knew": Carroll Cartwright and Nancy Doyne, screenwriters, who adapted the novel by Henry James.
Previous Scripter winners include the screenwriters and the authors of
The 2014 Scripter selection committee was co-chaired by Naomi Foner, the Golden Globe Award-winning screenwriter, and Howard Rodman, USC professor and vice president of the
Among those serving on the committee were L.A. Times film critic Kenneth Turan, critic and historian Leonard Maltin and screenwriters Geoffrey Fletcher, Callie Khouri and Steve Zaillian.
The USC Libraries will announce the winners at a ceremony Feb. 8 at the Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library at USC.