They added a TV category this year.
The Big Short
Screenwriters Adam McKay and Charles Randolph, adapted from Michael
Lewis’s nonfiction work “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine”
Paramount Pictures and W.W. Norton
Novelist Colm Tóibín and screenwriter Nick Hornby
Fox Searchlight and Viking
The End Of The Tour
Screenwriter Donald Margulies, adapted from David Lipsky’s memoir
“Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David
A24 and Broadway Books
Novelist Andy Weir and screenwriter Drew Goddard
Twentieth Century Fox and Crown Publishing Group
Emma Donoghue for the novel and screenplay
A24 and Little, Brown and Company
Game Of Thrones
Screenwriters David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, for the episode “Hardhome,”
adapted from the fantasy series “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R.
HBO and Bantam
Damon Lindelof and Jacqueline Hoyt for the episode “Axis Mundi”, based on the novel by Tom Perrotta
HBO and St. Martin’s Press
The Man In The High Castle
Frank Spotnitz for the episode “The New World,” based on the novel by Philip K. Dick
Amazon and Putnam
Masters Of Sex
Michelle Ashford, for the episode “Full Ten Count,” 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
Showtime and Basic Books
Show Me A Hero
Screenwriters William F. Zorzi and David Simon, based on the nonfiction book by Lisa Belkin
HBO and Little, Brown and Company
Winners are announced February 20th.
Steve Jobs snubbed for The End of the Tour after The Social Network won and Moneyball was nominated. Feeling good about my prediction that Sorkin and Carol miss Oscar too.
“Axis Mundi”, based on the novel by Tom Perrotta
You keep telling yourself that.
^ The Scripter Awards also nominated What Maisie Knew and The Spectacular Now over The Wolf of Wall Street. Do they have any influence on the Oscars?
The Scripter Awards are weird man…
FYC: Ready Player One. Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects, Original Score, Production Design, Director and BEST PICTURE (make it happen Oscars!!)
LOVE the End of the Tour nomination!! I hope that can surprise. It looks like it’s fighting Steve Jobs for a place in the Final Five.
I don’t think the “Steve Jobs” omission is telling. The “Carol” absence is, however. It has a few mentions with critics’ groups (but it missed the Critics’ Choice) and it made the watered down WGA line-up, but I think “Carol” is the one that gets left out come Oscar nominations morning.