Awards for 2017

USC Scripter Award



Moonlight: Barry Jenkins (screenwriter), Tarell Alvin McCraney (author)
Adapted from "In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue" by Tarell Alvin McCraneyz


Arrival: Eric Heisserer (screenwriter), Ted Chiang (author)
Adapted from the novella "Story of Your Life"

Fences: August Wilson (screenwriter, author)
Posthumously. Adapted from his play.

Hidden Figures: Allison Schroeder (screenwriter), Theodore Melfi (screenwriter), Margot Lee Shetterly (author)
Adapted from the nonfiction book by Margot Lee Shetterly.

Lion: Luke Davies (screenwriter), Saroo Brierley (author)
Adapted from the nonfiction book "A Long Way Home" by Saroo Brierley



The Night Manager: David Farr (screenwriter), John le Carré (author)
For the miniseries based on the espionage novel by John le Carré. Tied with Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, and Jeffrey Toobin for American Crime Story: Manna from Heaven (#1.9)

American Crime Story (The People v. O.J. Simpson): Scott Alexander (screenwriter), Larry Karaszewski (screenwriter), Jeffrey Toobin (author)
For the episode "American Crime Story: Manna from Heaven (#1.9)," based on the nonfiction book "The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson", by Jeffrey Toobin. Tied with David Farr and John le Carré for The Night Manager.


Game of Thrones: David Benioff (screenwriter), D.B. Weiss (screenwriter), George R.R. Martin (author)
For the episode "Game of Thrones: The Winds of Winter (#6.10)," adapted from the fantasy series "A Song of Ice and Fire"

The Man in the High Castle: Frank Spotnitz (screenwriter), Erik Oleson (screenwriter), Joe Kawasaki (screenwriter), Philip K. Dick (author)
For the episode "The Man in the High Castle: Fallout (#2.10)," based on the novel by Philip K. Dick

Orange Is the New Black: Tara Herrmann (screenwriter), Jenji Kohan (screenwriter), Piper Kerman (author)
For the episode "Orange Is the New Black: Toast Can't Never Be Bread Again (#4.13)," adapted from the memoir by Piper Kerman, "Orange Is The New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison"

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