Thursday, June 5, 2014

87th Oscar Adapted Screenplay Updates (2014-2015 Awards Season) (6/5/2014)

Hollywood loves its adaptations. And while selling a known quantity to audiences may feel like an easy task, the work of adapting a story to a new medium can be quite difficult.

I left most (though not all) of the comic book, young adult and children’s films off my long list this round, focusing instead on adult dramas or cross-over possibilities that typically attract the Academy’s attention. But feel free to yell at me in the comments if you really think that the X-Men, Captain America, The Hunger Games or 22 Jump Street are going to get a campaign from their studios outside of the technical and craft categories.

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1. E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman for Foxcatcher (Predicted Winner)
2. Paul Thomas Anderson for Inherent Vice
3. Gillian Flynn for Gone Girl
4. Graham Moore for The Imitation Game
5. Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, William Nicholson and Richard LaGravenese for Unbroken

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6. Nick Hornby for Wild
7. Kieran Fitzgerald, Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Oliver and Miles Hood Swarthout for The Homesman
8. Damien Chazelle for Whiplash
9. Matt Charman and Saul Dibb for Suite Francaise
10. Richard Curtis and Felipe Braga for Trash
11. Jon Stewart for Rosewater
12. Phyllis Nagy for Carol
13. Jacob Koskoff, Todd Louiso and Michael Lesslie for Macbeth
14. Jason Dean Hall for American Sniper
15. James Lapine for Into The Woods
16. Peter Landesman for Kill The Messenger
17. Jason Reitman and Erin Cressida for Men Women & Children
18. Michel Hazanavicius for The Search
19. Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Guillermo del Toro for The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
20. Bill Collage, Adam Cooper and Steven Zaillian for Exodus: Gods And Kings
21. Liv Ullman for Miss Julie
22. Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber for The Fault In Our Stars
23. Irena Brignull and Adam Pava for The Boxtrolls
24. Andrew Bovell for A Most Wanted Man
25. Richard Price for Child 44

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26. David Kajganich for True Story
27. Frank Cottrell Boyce and Andy Patterson for The Railway Man
28. George Clooney and Grant Heslov for The Monuments Men
29. Chris Kyle for Serena
30. Steven Knight for The Hundred Foot Journey
31. Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver and Mark Bomback for Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
32. Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice for Jersey Boys
33. Gilles Paquet-Brenner for Dark Places
34. Hossein Amini for The Two Faces Of January
35. Ari Folman for The Congress
36. Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel for Noah
37. Aline Brosh McKenna, Will Gluck and Emma Thompson for Annie
38. Donald Margulies for The End Of The Tour
39. Dennis Lehane for The Drop
40. Walter Campbell and Jonathan Glazer for Under The Skin
41. Linda Woolverton for Maleficent
42. James Gunn and Nicole Perlman for Guardians Of The Galaxy
43. Topper Lilien and Amy Albany for Low Down
44. Richard LaGravenese for The Last 5 Years
45. Gregg Araki for White Bird In A Blizzard
46. John Slattery and Alex Metcalf for God’s Pocket
47. Richard Ayoade and Avi Korine for The Double
48. Joon-ho Bong and Kelly Masterson for Snowpiercer
49. Dean DeBlois for How To Train Your Dragon 2
50. Biyi Bandele for Half Of A Yellow Sun

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As always, check the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner of this blog for the most updated predictions in all categories!


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