"12 Years a Slave" was the winner at the USC Scripter award where both the screenwriter John Ridley and author Solomon Northup were awarded. Highly deserving winner as Ridley beautifully transformed the harrowing tale from Solomon Northup's own memoir on to the screen. Remember last year when Argo was awarded? Yup, I've forgot all about that as well.
John Ridley - screenwriter and Solomon Northup - author of "Twelve Years a Slave" (12 Years a Slave)