'Argo' wins Scripter Award

Chris Jones
Yahoo UK Movies News10 February 2013

'Argo''s run of award-winning looks set to continue as it scooped another award last night at the 25th annual Scripter Award at USC's Doheny Memorial Library.

The award is specifically for the best adapted screenplay, along with the author of the material on which it was based and its last two winners ('The Social Network' and 'The Descendants') both went on to win the Best Adapted Screenplay gong at the Academy Awards.

The award went to screenwriter Chris Terrio along with writers Joshuah Bearman and Antonio J. Mendez, who provided the source material, and received the honour at the event Saturday.

Terrio's adaptation is based on Mendez's autobiographical work 'The Master of Disguise' as well as Bearman's 'Wired' article 'The Great Escape.'

Director Ben Affleck portrays Mendez in the film which has already garnered awards from the Screen Actors Guild, the Producers Guild of America as well as the best director prize from the Directors Guild of America and Golden Globes for best dramatic film and director for Affleck.

'Argo' is also nominated for seven Academy Awards.

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