On Saturday night, the 30th annual Scripter Awards were hosted at the University of Southern California. The Scripter Awards are given out annually honoring adaptations of "printed word into film" and are awarded to both the original author and writer of the screenplay. The pilot episode of Hulu's adaptation of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale won in the television category with writer Bruce Miller, who is also the creator and executive producer of the show, picking up the award.
In the film category, the winner was Call Me By Your Name. The film was written by James Ivory and based on a novel by André Aciman’s. The Scripter Awards often line up closely with the Oscar nominations but this year Scripter film nominees Wonder Woman and The Lost City of Z failed to pick up Oscar nominations in the corresponding category. In fact, many feel Wonder Woman deserved a nomination at this year's Oscars but was snubbed.
The Handmaid's Tale has won many of the big television awards since the show first premiered in Spring 2017 and was a huge success for streaming network Hulu. The upcoming second season will explore life in the colonies and follow June (Elisabeth Moss) as she continues to search for her daughter.
Season 2 of The Handmaid's Tale will be available on Hulu beginning April 25. Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum.