“Cold Comfort Farm,” “Dead Man Walking,” “Emma,” “The English Patient” and “The Portrait of a Lady” were nominated for USC’s Scripter Awards, honoring authors and screenwriters of works adapted to the screen.The winner will be announced on Tuesday, with a ceremony scheduled for Feb. 8. Nominated for “Cold Comfort Farm” were its author, Stella Gibbons, and scripter, Malcolm Bradbury; “Dead Man Walking,” Sister Helen Prejean, author, Tim Robbins, screenwriter; “Emma,” Jane Austen, author, Douglas McGrath, screenwriter; “The English Patient,” Michael Ondaatje, author, Anthony Minghella, screenwriter; “The Portrait of a Lady,” Henry James, author, Laura Jones, screenwriter. Last year’s winner was “Sense and Sensibility.”
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