June 26, 2017  

'Argo' Wins Scripter Award From USC Libraries

February 10, 2013 (1:07 pm) GMT
Screenwriter Chris Terrio wins the award along with 'The Great Escape' writer Joshuah Bearman and 'Master of Disguise' author Antonio Mendez.
'Argo' Wins Scripter Award From USC Libraries

"" is unstoppable. After winning big at Golden Globe, Producers Guild, Directors Guild and Screen Actors Guild Awards, the movie directed and co-produced by now takes home a prize for best adapted screenplay at the 25th annual USC Libraries Scripter Awards.

Screenwriter Chris Terrio shared the award with journalist Joshuah Bearman who penned the original magazine article on which the screenplay was loosely based, and former CIA agent Antonio Mendez whose memoir "Master of Disguise" was adapted and who Affleck played in the film.

The prize was presented at a black-tie ceremony and dinner in the Edward L. Doheny Memorial Library at USC on Saturday night, February 9. "The Great Escape" author Bearman was the only one of the three "Argo" winners who attended the event presumably due to the bad weather.

"As a journalist, I'm totally behind this idea," he said when accepting the award, praising USC for honoring those who wrote the original material. "I think it's great."

"Argo" won over "", "", "", "" and "". The movie was picked by a panel consisting of film critics, authors, screenwriters and academics chaired by Naomi Foner and Howard Rodman.

All those nominees, except for "Wallflower", is vying for best adapted screenplay at the upcoming 85th annual Academy Awards. The past two Scripter winners, "" and "", won the best adapted screenplay at the Oscars.

"Argo" is a movie about the rescue mission led by a CIA operative to free six U.S. diplomats during Iran hostage crisis.

More Argo News

Follow us :

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Super Junior's Leeteuk Gets Robbed in Switzerland
  2. Kardashian-Jenner Sisters Throw Surprise Birthday Party for Khloe
  3. Evidence of Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo's Rendezvous in Bali Revealed
  4. Living Life to the Fullest! Brad Pitt Caught Cozying Up to Sienna Miller and Elle Macpherson
  5. Louis Tomlinson Was Feeling Left Out of One Direction: 'What Have I Really Done to Contribute Here?'
  6. Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Accused by NASA of Scamming Customers With Healing Stickers
  7. Liev Schreiber Spotted With Another Woman Amid Dating Rumors With Gerard Butler's Ex Morgan Brown
  8. Future and Chris Brown Are Total Womanizers in Sexy 'Pie' Video