Greta Gerwig’s script for “Little Women” has won the USC Libraries Scripter Award for best movie adaptation and “Fleabag” has taken the television award.
The winners were announced Saturday night at USC’s Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library.
“Little Women” topped “Dark Waters,” “The Irishman,” “Jojo Rabbit,” “Little Women” and “The Two Popes.” All but environmental drama “Dark Waters” are contending for the Academy Award in the adapted screenplay category.
Gerwig, who also directed, won the Scritper award in conjunction with Louisa May Alcott, author of the iconic 1868 novel about the four March sisters in a small New England town.
“‘Little Women’ is the book of my life,” Gerwig said. “I can’t recall a time when I didn’t know who the March sisters were.”
“Fleabag,” topped “Fosse/Verdon,” “Killiing Eve,” “Unbelievable” and “\Watchmen.” Phoebe Waller-Bridge won the award for the first episode, based on her one-woman play of the same name. She was not in attendance.
The Scripter Award film award has been a story indicator of Academy sentiment. The Scripter and Oscar winner matched for eight consecutive years, starting with “The Social Network,” “The Descendants,” “Argo,” “12 Years a Slave,” “The Imitation Game,” “the Big Short,” “Moonlight” and “Call Me by Your Name’ until “Leave No Trace” won the Scripter but wasn’t nominated for an Oscar.
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