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Oscar Noms are out - posted by Don

The 2013 Oscar Nominations are out. Below are the nominated scripts for writing. Visit the Consideration page to view scripts in other categories.

Best Adapted Writing

Argo – undated, unspecified draft script by Chris Terrio (based on the May 2007 “Wired” magazine article entitled “The Great Escape” by Joshuah Bearman; and chapter nine of the book entitled “The Master of Disguise” by Antonio Mendez) – hosted by: Warner Bros – in pdf format

A dramatization of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran.

Information courtesy of imdb

Beasts of the Southern Wild – undated, unspecified draft script by Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin (based on the stage play “Juicy and Delicious” by Lucy Alibar) – hosted by: Fox Searchlight – in pdf format

Life of Pi – undated, unspecified draft script by David Magee (Based on the original novel by Yann Martel) – hosted by: Fox Searchlight – in pdf format

A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor … a fearsome Bengal tiger.

Information courtesy of imdb

Lincoln – December 20, 2011 final shooting script By Tony Kushner (based in part on Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin) – hosted by: Dreamworks – in pdf format

As the Civil War continues to rage, America’s president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

Information courtesy of imdb

The Silver Linings Playbook – undated, unspecified script by David O. Russell (based on the book by Matthew Quick) – hosted by: The Weinstein Company – in pdf format

After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

Information courtesy of imdb

Writing Best Original
Amour – undated, unspecified draft script by Michael Haneke – hosted by: Sony Classics – in pdf format

Django Unchained – undated, unspecified script by Quentin Tarantino – hosted by: The Weinstein Company – in pdf format

Former dentist, Dr. King Schultz, buys the freedom of a slave, Django, and trains him with the intent to make him his deputy bounty hunter. Instead, he is led to the site of Django’s wife who is under the hands of Calvin Candie, a ruthless plantation owner.

Information courtesy of imdb

Flight – December 12, 2011 tan draft script by John Gatins – hosted by: Paramount Guilds – in pdf format

An airline pilot saves a flight from crashing, but an investigation into the malfunctions reveals something troubling.

Information courtesy of imdb

Moonrise Kingdom – May 1, 2011 unspecified draft script by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola – hosted by: Focus Films – in pdf format

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s, as a young boy and girl fall in love they are moved to run away together. Various factions of the town mobilize to search for them and the town is turned upside down — which might not be such a bad thing.

Information courtesy of imdb

Zero Dark Thirty – October 3, 2011 draft script by Mark Boal – hosted by: Sony Pictures – in pdf format

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May 2011.

Information courtesy of imdb

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