The USC Libraries Scripter Award, which honors "the screenwriter(s) of the year's most accomplished cinematic adaptation as well as the author(s) of the written work upon which the screenplay is based," has been announced.
The winner is:
Screenwriters: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash
Source material: Kaui Hart Hemmings' novel "The Descendants" and her short story "The Minor Wars"
The team behind the film beat out the likes of "Moneyball," "Jane Eyre," "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and "A Dangerous Method."