Thursday, 8 January 2015


Some are noting that American Sniper missed the USC Scripter's nominees this year, and that that's a good thing. I'd note that The Theory of Everything made it, and that's a bad thing, and that The Imitation Game did too, and that's an ugly thing. But voters followed the critics and chose Inherent Vice; indeed, their five mirrors the current top five on my critical consensus chart. Winners are out on the 31st of January. Here are all the nominees:

USC Scripter Nominees
Paul Thomas Anderson - adapted from Thomas Pynchon's novel of the same name (Inherent Vice)
Gillian Flynn - adapted from her novel of the same name (Gone Girl)
Nick Hornby - adapted from Cheryl Strayed's memoir of the same name (Wild)
Andrew McCarten - adapted from Jane Hawking's Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen (The Theory of Everything)
Graham Moore - adapted from Andrew Hodges' book Alan Turing: The Enigma (The Imitation Game)