Two Irish films, Room and Brooklyn, have been nominated for the University of Southern California Libraries Scripter Award, along with The Big Short, The End of the Tour, and The Martian.
The award is given to both the writer of an adapted screenplay and the author of the original work on which the script was based.
On the television side nominations went to the Irish filmed Game of Thrones, as well as The Leftovers, The Man in the High Castle, Show Me a Hero, and Masters of Sex.
The award has been handed out annually since 1988. It is viewed by many as an indicator for Best Adapted Screenplay, having selected the winner for the last five years.
Screenwriters Adam McKay and Charles Randolph, for The Big Short, adapted from Michael Lewis‘s nonfiction work “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine”
Novelist Colm Tóibín and screenwriter Nick Hornby for Brooklyn
Screenwriter Donald Margulies for The End of the Tour adapted from David Lipsky’s memoir Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace
Novelist Andy Weir and screenwriter Drew Goddard for The Martian
Emma Donoghue for the novel and screenplay of Room
Screenwriters David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, for the episode Hardhome from Game of Thrones adapted from the fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
Damon Lindelof and Jacqueline Hoyt for the episode Axis Mundi from The Leftovers based on the novel by Tom Perrotta
Frank Spotnitz for the episode The New World from The Man in the High Castle based on the novel by Philip K. Dick
Michelle Ashford, for the episode Full Ten Count from Masters of Sex 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
Screenwriters William F. Zorzi and David Simon for the miniseries Show Me a Hero based on the nonfiction book by Lisa Belkin