Writers Guild Nominations

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY American Hustle, Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell; Columbia Pictures Blue Jasmine, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics Dallas Buyers Club, Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack; Focus Features Her, Written by Spike Jonze;...
Posted On 03 Jan 2014

Sorting Screenplays: Adapted and Original

We have a master list of 265 screenplays eligible for Oscar consideration.  We need to separate the Adapted from the Originals so that Rob can finish constructing the simulated Oscar ballot .  It’s a monster project, so can I enlist your help?  I’ve made a really...
Posted On 09 Jan 2012

USC Scripter nominees!

The 2011 finalists for the USC Scripter awards: Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy for 127 Hours, adapted from mountain climber Aron Ralston’s autobiography Between a Rock and a Hard Place Roman Polanski for The Ghost Writer, adapted from journalist Robert Harris’ novel...
Posted On 05 Jan 2011

AD Readers Poll: Predict the Oscar screenplays

Choose the 10 screenplays you think the Academy will nominate (not your own personal favorites). Cast your votes after the cut.
Posted On 05 Jan 2011

Nicole Kidman in Rabbit Hole

Indulge me a moment for an editorial note? I’d like to remind our readers that we don’t neglect or postpone featuring movies like Rabbit Hole because we’re not interested. We are. But without clips, without trailers, without even a poster, what are we to say?...
Posted On 14 Sep 2010

“Rethinking The Reader”

‘Tis the season for surprises. Just as we’re getting comfy with our lists of “locks” and all neatly tucked in with our fave frontrunners, out of left field comes a Meryl Streep-Anne Hathaway tie or a stunning Happy-Go-Snub-Yourself from BAFTA. One of the...
Posted On 09 Jan 2009

Vicky Cristina Barcelona: #15 for Woody Allen?

In Sasha’s WGA Preview post a couple of days ago, 9 people named Vicky Cristina Barcelona in their predictions for a nomination. If that comes to pass this afternoon, it would be Woody Allen’s 8th 19th WGA nod, and lay the groundwork for his 15th Best Screenplay Oscar...
Posted On 07 Jan 2009

Miracle at St. Anna

Sasha first posted links to the trailer in June, but with the TIFF premiere of Miracle at St. Anna only 10 days away, now’s a good time to resurrect it for a second look — and in high-def to better appreciate Matthew Libatique’s lush and textured cinematography....
Posted On 27 Aug 2008