The Social Network continues gobbling up awards en route to the Oscars; its latest conquest took place last night at the USC Scripter Awards, where Aaron Sorkin won the top prize for his adaptation of The Accidental Billionaires. [The Wrap]
The book’s writer Ben Mezrich was also honored with the same award, which is handed out annually to celebrate the best screenplay adaptations of literary works. The other nominees included Winter’s Bone, The Ghost Writer, 127 Hours, and True Grit; all good films with great scripts, but let’s be real here: Sorkin is the juggernaut of this awards season and it’ll take an act from God (or someone on the awards committee with a vendetta over Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip) for him to lose to anyone at this point.
And if you’re interested in the USC Scripter Awards process, the awards are chosen by a revolving committee of 60 or so filmmakers, writers, journalists, etc. Some of the members of this year’s selection committee included Ed Harris and Peter Sarsgaard, as well as Steve Zaillan who is doing a bajillion things at once right now.
The Social Network won a screenwriting award. How shocked are you?