Leave No Trace earns a lucrative nomination.
Established to honor the year's best film and television adaptations, plus the works on which they are based, the USC Scripter Awards have become an important part of the awards season circuit.
This year, the 31st USC Scripter Awards tout many Oscar contenders, including If BEale Street Could Talk and Can You Ever Forgive Me?.
Notable projects to miss out on a nomination for the USC Scripter Awards are adaptations of BlacKkKlansman, First Man, and A Star is Born.
The selection committee is chaired by USC professor and former Writers Guild of America West president Howard Rodman. Over 90 films were chosen as finalists.
This year's winners will be announced February 9, 2019, at a ceremony at USC' Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library.
FULL LIST OF NOMINATIONS:
Screenwriters Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole
Based on the character created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
Screenwriters Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty
Based on Can You Ever Forgive Me? by author Lee Israel
THE DEATH OF STALIN
Screenwriters Armando Iannucci, Ian Martin and David Schneider
Based on the graphic novel The Death of Stalin by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
Screenwriter Barry Jenkins
Based on If Beale Street Could Talk by author James Baldwin
LEAVE NO TRACE
Screenwriters Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini
Based on My Abandonment by Peter Rock