The authors and screenwriters of "Argo," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Life of Pi," "Lincoln," "Perks of Being a Wallflower" and "Silver Linings Playbook" have been nominated for the 25th annual USC Libraries Scripter Award.
Usually only five films are nominated, but a tie resulted in six contenders this year.
Unlike the other feature film awards, the Scripter honors both the screenwriter or screenwriters of an adaptation as well as the author of the written work on which the screenplay is based.
The nominees announced Tuesday morning:
"Argo": Screenwriter Chris Terrio, Joshuah Bearman, author of the article "The Great Escape," and Antonio J. Mendez, author of "The Master of Disguise."
"Beasts of the Southern Wild": Screenwriters Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin, based on Alibar's play "Juicy and Delicious."
"Life of Pi": Screenwriter David Magee and novelist Yann Martel.
"Lincoln": Screenwriter Tony Kushner and Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of "Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln."
"Perks of Being a Wallflower": Stephen Chbosky, who wrote both the novel and the screen adaptation.