Mon. Feb 24th, 2020

‘Little Women,’ ‘Fleabag,’ Win USC Scripter Awards

Little Women and Fleabag took top honors Saturday night at the 32nd annual USC Libraries Scripter Awards, which are bestowed upon the best printed-word-to-film adaptations. Both authors and screenwriters were celebrated, as is custom at the awards, which were handed out at the Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library.

For film, Little Women (based on the novel of the same name by Louisa May Alcott) won over fellow finalists Dark Waters (based on the New York Times Magazine article “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare” by Nathaniel Rich), The Irishman (based on the nonfiction work I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt), Jojo Rabbit (based on the novel Caging Skies by Christine Leunens), and The Two Popes  (based on Anthony McCarten’s play The Pope). 

In the TV category, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag (based on her one-woman play of the same name).

Started in 1988, the Scripter Awards are given by the USC Library Board of Councilors and are chosen by a committee of Writers Guild of America members, Academy Award-winning and -nominated screenwriters, industry executives, authors, faculty members and some members of the Friends of the USC Libraries.

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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett

Photographs are Courtesy: Wilson Webb/Columbia Pictures

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