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'Argo' beats 'Lincoln' to bag USC Scripter Award

By Tom O'Neil
By Tom O'Neil
Feb 09 2013 22:35 pm
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"Argo" continued its kudos romp by snagging the USC Scripter Award for best book-to-screen adaptation at a black-tie fete at the Edward L. Doheny Memorial Library at USC on Saturday night. The prize was bestowed to screenwriter Chris Terrio and authors Joshua Bearman and Antonio J. Mendez.

"Ago" beat "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Lincoln," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Life of Pi" and "Perks of Being a Wallflower. All nominees except "Perks" compete at the upcoming Oscars.

The Scripter Award is widely perceived as a harbinger of Oscar glory, having previously gone to the following flicks that shared both honors: "The Descendants," "The Social Network," "Slumdog Millionaire" and "No Country for Old Men," as well as "Up in the Air," "Capote" and "Children of Men."
 

 

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