This weekend, the Eddie, the Scripter and the WGA awards will all go down. In many respects, adapted screenplay is still up for grabs. If most think Original will go The Artist’s way, the rest are mostly figuring on The Descendants winning in adapted. Probably it’s going to have to win the WGA first, I’m guessing, and maybe the Scripter too. First up, the Scripter (2/18): A Dangerous Method The Descendants Jane Eyre Moneyball Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Weirdly, it seems to come down to Moneyball vs. The Descendants, with Tinker Tailor also a strong contender. I’m going to be that the Scripter goes for The Descendants. Next up the WGA (2/19): The question was asked whether not being eligible for the WGA (The Artist, A Separation) hurts the film winning an Oscar. Not really – last year’s The King’s Speech won handily. Original Screenplay 50/50 Bridesmaids Midnight in Paris Win Win Young Adult Of these, only two are up for the Oscar – Midnight in Paris and Bridesmaids. While it would be cool if it went to Bridesmaids, gotta figure the Woodman gets it. Prediction: Midnight in Paris Spoiler: Bridesmaids Adapted Screenplay The Descendants The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo The Help Hugo Moneyball Usually if it isn’t Oscar nominated, it isn’t going to win. It just sort of works that way. So that leaves three – Moneyball, Hugo, The Descendants. Prediction: The Descendants Spoiler: Moneyball Their TV and doc noms here.