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THE IMITATION GAME won this year's USC Scripter Award, recognizing the year's most accomplished cinematic adaptation. This is generally a pretty good precursor for the Adapted Screenplay Oscar, with each of the previous four Scripter winners (The Social Network, The Descendants, Argo and 12 Years a Slave) all moving on to claim the Academy Award later that awards year.
Here were all of the finalists for the 27th Annual USC Scripter Awards:
Gillian Flynn, author and screenwriter of Gone Girl
Author Andrew Hodges, who wrote the book Alan Turing: The Enigma, and screenwriter Graham Moore for The Imitation Game
Novelist Thomas Pynchon and screenwriter Paul Thomas Anderson for Inherent Vice
Jane Hawking, author of Travelling to Infinity: My Life With Stephen, and screenwriter Anthony McCarten for The Theory of Everything
Screenwriter Nick Hornby for Wild, adapted from Cheryl Strayed’s memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail