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Gone Girl,” “The Imitation Game,” “Inherent Vice,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Wild’ have been nominated for the 27th USC Libraries Scripter Award.

The award, to be presented at a ceremony Jan. 31 at the Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library at USC, recognizes the screenwriters of an adaptation and the authors of the original material.

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 Scripter selection committee chose the finalists from 97 adaptations. “12 Years a Slave” won last year’s Scripter.