“The Martian” and “Ex Machina” have the write stuff.
The sci-fi flicks received the top honors at the 11th annual Final Draft Screenwriters Choice Awards on Thursday in Los Angeles.
“The Martian” scribe Drew Goddard won the Best Adapted Screenplay award (book by Andy Weir) and Alex Garland took the Best Original Screenplay for “Ex Machina.”
Both screenplays are among the contenders in the Oscar race in their respective categories.
Below, a list a nominees and winner.
Best Adapted Screenplay:
The Martian – Drew Goddard (book by Andy Weir) (WINNER)
The Big Short – Adam McKay, Charles Randolph (book by Michael Lewis)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt (characters by George Lucas)
Best Original Screenplay:
Ex Machina – Alex Garland (WINNER)
Bridge of Spies – Matt Charman, The Coen Brothers
Inside Out – Pete Docter, Meg LaFauve, Josh Cooley