July 26, 2016
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‘The Social Network’ wins big at USC Scripter Award

HollywoodNews.com: Although “The Social Network” was losing its steam in the weeks following the Golden Globes, David Fincher’s Internet-culture commentary took home the top prize at the annual USC Scripter Award Friday night.
Now in its 23rd year, the Scripters acknowledge the year’s best literary work-to-film adaptation. Unlike the Golden Globes, WGA and Academy Awards ceremonies, the Scripter Award is presented to both the writer of the original source material and the screenwriter of the adaptation.
The Scripter committee honored screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and novelist Ben Mezrich — who penned the book Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal, on which The Social Network was based — with the prestigious prize. Both writers were in attendance Friday night to accept the award.
“Thank you for trusting me with your baby,” Sorkin said to Mezrich in his acceptance speech. “I hope that you’re as pleased with yourself as I am.”
Among the finalists for the 2011 Scripter Award were 127 Hours, written by Simon Beaufoy and Danny Boyle and adapted from Aron Ralston’s memoir Between a Rock and a Hard Place; The Ghost Writer, which Roman Polanski based on Robert Harris’s novel The Ghost; the Coen Brothers’ True Grit, adapted from the novel by Charles Portis; and Winter’s Bone, written by Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini, adapted from Daniel Woodrell’s novel of the same name.
Author Dennis Lehane, whose work includes Mystic River and Gone, Baby, Gone, received the 2011 Scripter Literary Achievement Award.
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