‘Capote’ scoops Scripter

Kudo will honor Clarke's book, Futterman's screenplay

“Capote” has won the 18th annual USC Scripter Award for adapted screenplay, topping “Syriana” in a runoff.

The kudo will honor Gerald Clarke’s book and Dan Futterman’s screenplay Feb. 11 at a ceremony in USC’s Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library.

“Capote” topped 46 other films that fulfilled the eligibility criteria for the award. Clarke’s bio was published in 1988 and stayed on the New York Times’ bestseller list for 13 weeks.

Besides “Syriana,” other finalists were “Brokeback Mountain,” “The Constant Gardener” and “A History of Violence.”

Past winners include “Million Dollar Baby,” “Mystic River,” “Seabiscuit,” “The Hours,” “A Beautiful Mind” and “Wonder Boys.”

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