“Nomadland,” “One Night in Miami,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “First Cow” and “Bad Education” have been nominated for the 2021 USC Libraries Scripter Awards, that are given out yearly to a literary adaptation and the supply materials from which it’s taken.
The nomination for “Ma Rainey,” for instance, goes to each screenwriter Ruben Santiago-Hudson and to the late playwright August Wilson, from whose work the movie was drawn.
In the tv class, the nominees had been episodes of “The Good Lord Bird,” “Normal People,” “The Plot Against America,” “The Queen’s Gambit” and “Unorthodox.”
The finalists had been chosen by a jury from 87 movie and 65 episodic sequence diversifications. “The Father,” “News of the World” and “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” are among the many movies within the operating for the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar that weren’t chosen by the Scripter jury.
Since 2000, about two-thirds of the Scripter nominees have gone on to obtain Oscar nominations, with 4 of the 5 doing so final 12 months. The Scripter winner has gone on to win the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay eight instances within the final 10 years, however it hasn’t executed so within the final two years. In that point, the Scripter winners had been “Leave No Trace” and “Little Women,” whereas the Oscars had been gained by “BlacKkKlansman” and “Jojo Rabbit.”
The winners will likely be introduced at an internet ceremony on March 13.
• Mike Makowsky for “Bad Education” based mostly on the New York journal article “The Bad Superintendent” by Robert Kolker
• Jon Raymond and Kelly Reichardt for “First Cow” based mostly on the novel “The Half-Life” by Jon Raymond
• Screenwriter Ruben Santiago-Hudson and playwright August Wilson for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
• Chloé Zhao for “Nomadland” based mostly on the nonfiction e-book “Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century” by Jessica Bruder
• Screenwriter and playwright Kemp Powers for “One Night in Miami”
Episodic sequence adaptation:
• Mark Richard and Ethan Hawke, for the episode “Meet the Lord,” from “The Good Lord Bird,” based mostly on the novel by James McBride
• Sally Rooney and Alice Birch for the fifth episode of “Normal People,” based mostly on the novel by Sally Rooney
• Ed Burns and David Simon for the sixth episode of “The Plot Against America,” based mostly on the novel by Philip Roth
• Scott Frank for the episode “Openings,” from “The Queen’s Gambit,” based mostly on the novel by Walter Tevis
• Anna Winger for the primary episode of “Unorthodox,” based mostly on the autobiography “Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots” by Deborah Feldman
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