Friday, September 30, 2011

84th Oscar Adapted Screenplay Updates (2011-2012 Awards Season) (9/30/11)

Here are today’s rankings for the 84th Oscar Adapted Screenplay race (2011-2012 awards season), with previous ranking shown in parenthesis after each entry.

I could see either The Descendants or Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close winning this, but went with Payne’s team for now.

My list also feels a bit too commercial, as the writers love to throw in some independent films. I’m thinking Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Carnage, We Need To Talk About Kevin, Drive or My Week With Marilyn might surprise here. Or possibly Jane Eyre, One Day, The Flowers Of War, Wuthering Heights or A Better Life? Let me know in the comments!

1. Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash for The Descendants (Predicted Winner) (previous rank 7)
2. Eric Roth for Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close (previously listed in 85th Oscar race, rank 4)
3. Richard Curtis and Lee Hall for War Horse (previous rank 11)
4. Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian for Moneyball (previous rank 3)
5. George Clooney and Grant Heslov for The Ides Of March (previous rank 5)

6. Bright O’Connor and Peter Straughan for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (previous rank 9)
7. Steven Zaillian for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (previous rank 15)
8. Roman Polanski and Yasmina Reza for Carnage (previously listed in 85th Oscar race, rank 13)
9. Tate Taylor for The Help (previous rank 12)
10. Glenn Close and John Banville for Albert Nobbs (previous rank 1)
11. Christopher Hampton for A Dangerous Method (previous rank 2)
12. Lynne Ramsay and Rory Kinnear for We Need To Talk About Kevin (previous rank 8)
13. Cameron Crowe and Aline Brosh McKenna for We Bought A Zoo (previous rank 16)
14. Hossein Amini for Drive (New)
15. John Logan for Hugo (previous rank 10)
16. Adrian Hodges for My Week With Marilyn (previous rank 20)
17. Pedro Almodovar for La Piel Que Habito (The Skin I Live In) (previous rank 4)
18. Jose Rivera for On The Road (previous rank 6)
19. Steven Kloves for Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 (previous rank 21)
20. Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Vornish for The Adventures Of Tintin: Secret Of The Unicorn (previous rank 19)
21. Moira Buffini for Jane Eyre (previous rank 13)
22. David Nicholls for One Day (previous rank 14)
23. Bruce Robinson for The Rum Diary (previous rank 18)
24. Heng Liu for The Flowers Of War (previously listed in 85th Oscar race, rank 10)
25. Andrea Arnold for Wuthering Heights (previous rank 26)

26. John Logan for Coriolanus (previous rank 23)
27. Simon Beaufoy for Salmon Fishing In The Yemen (previous rank 30)
28. Judy Morris for The Eye Of The Storm (previous rank 31)
29. Richard La Gravenese for Water For Elephants (previous rank 29)
30. Eric Eason for A Better Life (New)
31. Ol Parker for Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (previous rank 24)
32. Jean-Jacques Annaud and Menno Meyjes for Black Gold (previous rank 27)
33. Michael Thomas for The Devil’s Double (previous rank 33)
34. George Nolfi for The Adjustment Bureau (previous rank 36)
35. Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver for Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (New)
36. Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman and Peter Straughan for The Debt (New)
37. Angela Workman, Ronald Bass and Michael Ray for Snow Flower And The Secret Fan (New)
38. Dan Fogelman, John Lasseter, Brad Lewis and Ben Queen for Cars 2 (previous rank 25)
39. Tracy Letts for Killer Joe (New)
40. Daniel Adams for The Big Valley (previous rank 37)
41. Rula Jebreal for Miral (previous rank 32)
42. Rachel Bennette for Bel Ami (New)
43. Donald Miller, Ben Pearson and Steve Taylor for Blue Like Jazz (New)
44. Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller for The Muppets (previous rank 39)
45. Terence Davies for The Deep Blue Sea (previous rank 38)
46. Francis Ford Coppola for Twixt Now And Sunrise (previous rank 41)
47. Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg for A Very Harold And Kumar Christmas (previous rank 50)
48. Catherine Trieschmann for Angels Crest (previous rank 43)
49. Madeleine L’Engle and Cornelia Moore for Camilla Dickinson (previous rank 45)
50. William Monohan for London Boulevaard (previous rank 34)

As always, check the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner of this blog for the most updated predictions in all categories!
See Adapted Screenplay predictions for other years HERE.
Or check out the Original Screenplay predictions.
See predictions for other categories at the 84th Oscars HERE.
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