The authors and screenwriters of "Gone Girl," "The Imitation Game," "Inherent Vice," "The Theory of Everything" and "Wild' were nominated Thursday morning for the 27th USC Libraries Scripter Award.
The Scripter honors the screenwriter or screenwriters of an adaptation, as well as the authors of the original material on which the screenplay is based.
The nominees are:
"Gone Girl": Gillian Flynn, screenwriter and author of the novel of the same name
"The Imitation Game": Graham Moore, screenwriter; Andrew Hodges, author of "Alan Turing: The Enigma"
"Inherent Vice": Paul Thomas Anderson, screenwriter; Thomas Pynchon, author of the novel of the same name
"The Theory of Everything": Anthony McCarten, screenwriter; Jane Hawking, author of "Travelling to Infinity: My Life With Stephen"
"Wild": Nick Hornby, screenwriter; Cheryl Strayed, author of the memoir "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail."
The 2015 Scripter selection committee chaired by Howard Rodman selected the five finalists from a field of 97 eligible adaptations.
Among those serving on the committee were L.A. Times film critic Kenneth Turan, film critic Leonard Maltin, dean of USC's School of Cinematic Arts Elizabeth Daley and screenwriters John Ridley and Steve Zaillian.
Previous Scripter winners include "12 Years a Slave," "Argo" and "The Social Network."
The USC Libraries will announce the winners at a ceremony Jan. 31 at the Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library on the University Park campus of USC.