2020 USC Scripter Award nominations announced


Allison Janney and Hugh Jackman in Cory Finley's Bad Education
Allison Janney and Hugh Jackman in Bad Education

In an awards season that's seen regular timelines thrown way askew, one group has stuck to their guns and delivered the oddest sensation for any seasoned awards watcher. The USC Scripter Award nominations normally arrive relatively late among the panoply of media and industry awards, among the signals that the race is beginning to wind up. But not this year! Many weeks before the Academy announces its nominees, the USC has announced its own contenders for the best screen adaptation of the year, though will now postpone its awards announcement until the 13th of March. All the film award nominees below:


USC Scripter Award

Mike Makowsky (Bad Education) - based on the New York Magazine article The Bad Superintendent by Robert Kolker

Kemp Powers (One Night in Miami)

Jonathan Raymond and Kelly Reichardt (First Cow) - based on the novel The Half-Life by Jonathan Raymond

Ruben Santiago-Hudson and August Wilson (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom)

Chloe Zhao (Nomadland) - based on the nonfiction book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder