February 19, 2012 - 18:07 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - The Descendants screenwriters Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash as well as author Kaui Hart Hemmings, who wrote the book the Fox Searchlight drama is based on, won the 24th annual USC Libraries Scripter Award, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Scripters, which recognize the author and scribes of a produced literary work-to-film adaptation, were held at a gala ceremony at USC.
The Descendants team beat out the writers behind A Dangerous Method (screenwriter Christopher Hampton and author John Kerr), Jane Eyre (scribe Moira Buffini and author Charlotte Bronte), Moneyball (screenwriters Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin and Stan Chervin and author Michael Lewis), and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (screenwriters Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan, and author John le Carré)
Descendants has been in the mix for most major awards this season and the screenwriting trio has already won the Satellite award and the National Board of Review. Payne, who also directed the movie, Faxon and Rash are also up for a WGA Award, an Indie Spirit and an Academy Award.
Descendants is the first novel from Hemmings, who lives and writes in Hawaii.