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‘The Big Short,’ ‘Room,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Nab USC Scripter Awards Nominations

The Big Short,” “Brooklyn,” “The End of the Tour,” “The Martian” and “Room” have been selected as the feature film finalists for the USC Libraries Scripter Award.

The organization also named “Games of Thrones,” “The Leftovers,” “The Man in the High Castle,” “Masters of Sex” and “Show Me a Hero” as finalists in its first-ever television award.

The winners will be announced on Feb. 20 in ceremonies at the Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library at USC. Helen Mirren and Taylor Hackford are serving as honorary chairs of the event.

The award honors the authors of printed works alongside the screenwriters who adapt their stories. “The Imitation Game” won the trophy last year.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

FILM

The Big Short
Screenwriters Adam McKay and Charles Randolph, adapted from Michael Lewis’s nonfiction work “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine”
Paramount Pictures and W.W. Norton

“Brooklyn”
Novelist Colm Tóibín and screenwriter Nick Hornby
Fox Searchlight and Viking

“The End of the Tour”
Screenwriter Donald Margulies, adapted from David Lipsky’s memoir “Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace”
A24 and Broadway Books

The Martian
Novelist Andy Weir and screenwriter Drew Goddard
Twentieth Century Fox and Crown Publishing Group

Room
Emma Donoghue for the novel and screenplay
A24 and Little, Brown and Company

TV

“Game of Thrones”
Screenwriters David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, for the episode “Hardhome,” adapted from the fantasy series “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R. R. Martin
HBO and Bantam

“The Leftovers”
Damon Lindelof and Jacqueline Hoyt for the episode “Axis Mundi”, based on the novel by Tom Perrotta
HBO and St. Martin’s Press

“The Man in the High Castle”
Frank Spotnitz for the episode “The New World,” based on the novel by Philip K. Dick
Amazon and Putnam

“Masters of Sex”
Michelle Ashford, for the episode “Full Ten Count,” based on the biography by Thomas Maier, “Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love”
Showtime and Basic Books

“Show Me a Hero”
Screenwriters William F. Zorzi and David Simon, based on the nonfiction book by Lisa Belkin
HBO and Little, Brown and Company

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