Monday, November 11, 2013

86th Oscar Original Screenplay Updates (2013-2014 Awards Season) (11/11/2013)

As the big studios focus on sequels and franchises, the original stories of the film world are coming more and more from the independent directors, some of whom have become institutions in their own right. My current thinking is that the Academy will stick largely to their historical favorites, with Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale Station filling the newcomer slot. But several studio based films can be found in my top ten, and a successful push from any of them could easily land them a nod here.

1. David O. Russell and Eric Singer for American Hustle (Predicted Winner)
2. Woody Allen for Blue Jasmine
3. Joel Coen and Ethan Coen for Inside Llewyn Davis
4. Spike Jonze for Her
5. Ryan Coogler for Fruitvale Station

6. Bob Nelson for Nebraska
7. Alfonso Cuaron and Jonas Cuaron for Gravity
8. Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith for Saving Mr. Banks
9. Danny Strong for Lee Daniel’s The Butler
10. Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack fro Dallas Buyers Club
11. Nicole Holofcener for Enough Said
12. Asghar Farhadi and Massoumeh Lahidji for The Past
13. Jeff Nichols for Mud
14. Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig for Frances Ha
15. J.C. Chandor for All Is Lost
16. Derek Cianfrance, Bob Coccio and Darius Marder for The Place Beyond The Pines
17. Aaron Guzikowski for Prisoners
18. Nat Faxon and Jim Rash for The Way Way Back
19. Tobias Lindholm and Thomas Vinterberg for The Hunt
20. Peter Morgan for Rush
21. Scott Cooper and Brad Inglesby for Out Of The Furnace
22. David Lowery for Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
23. Austin Bunn and John Krokidas for Kill Your Darlings
24. Sebastian Lelio and Gonzalo Maza for Gloria
25. Sofia Coppola for The Bling Ring

26. Haifaa Al-Mansour for Wadjda
27. Sarah Polley and Michael Polley for Stories We Tell
28. Cormac McCarthy for The Counselor
29. Kim Mordaunt for The Rocket
30. Stacie Passon for Concussion
31. Yuval Adler and Ali Wakad for Bethlehem
32. Joseph Gordon-Levitt for Don Jon
33. Paolo Sorrentino and Umberto Contarello for The Great Beauty
34. Pedro Almodovar for I’m So Excited
35. Laurie Collyer for Sunlight Jr.
36. Harmony Korine for Spring Breakers
37. Shane Carruth for Upstream Color
38. Brian Helgeland for 42
39. Zhangke Jia for A Touch Of Sin
40. Terrence Malick for To The Wonder
41. Alain Guiraude for Stranger By The Lake
42. Lake Bell for In A World…
43. Neill Blomkamp for Elysium
44. Travis Beacham and Guillermo Del Toro for Pacific Rim
45. Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright for The World’s End
46. Wong Kar Wai, Jingzhi Zou and Haofeng Xu for The Grandmaster
47. Adam Leon for Gimme The Loot
48. R.F.I. Porto for Blue Caprice
49. Giuseppe Tornatore for The Best Offer
50. Nicolas Winding Refn for Only God Forgives

As always, check the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner of this blog for the most updated predictions in all categories.
See Original Screenplay predictions for other years HERE.
Or check out the Adapted Screenplay predictions.
See predictions for other categories at the 86th Oscars HERE.
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