Each year the USC Libraries’ Scripter Award honors the year’s best adapted screenplay and it’s source material. Saturday’s winner was ARGO. Chris Terrio and Joshuah Bearman, a journalist who wrote an article in Wired about Tony Mendez’s Iranian caper, and Mendez himself, whose autobiography The Master of Disguise was also one of Terrior’s sources.ARGO has now won the Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe, DGA, PGA and SAG awards.
ARGO can’t seem lose anything and LINCOLN cant seem to win anything. If there was any award that Tony Kushner could win for adapting Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book Team of Rivals to LINCOLN it was The Scripter awards, but it was not meant to be. The Sripters are relatively new and don’t have a great track record predicting Oscars, but it tells us that ARGO has momentum. Next Sunday’s WGA award will either put the last nail in the coffin for LINCOLN or will keep the race interesting.