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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Oscar Screenplay Nominations - posted by Don

Best Adapted Screenplay Nominations

Arrival (pdf format) by Eric Heisserer (Based on the story “Story of Your Life” written by Ted Chiang) host:Paramount

Fences (pdf format) by August Wilson (based on his play) host:Paramount

Hidden Figures (pdf format) by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi (Based on the book “Hidden Figures” by Margot Shetterly) host:Fox Movies

Lion (pdf format) by Luke Davies (Based on the book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley) host:The Weinstein Company

Moonlight (pdf format) by Barry Jenkins (Based on “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue” By Tarell Alvin McCraney) host:A24

Best Original Screenplay Nominations

20th Century Woman (pdf format) by Mike Mills host:A24

Hell or High Water (pdf format) by Taylor Sheridan host:CBS Films

La La Land (pdf format) by Damien Chazelle host:Lionsgate

The Lobster (not available) by Yorgos Lanthimos & Efthimis Filippou host:A24

Manchester By The Sea (pdf format) by Kenneth Lonergan host:Amazon Studios

3 Comments so far

1.

Stephen Otten
January 25th, 2017 at 3:07 am

Do you know why the “La La Land” screenplay has disappeared from the net, and do you have any idea when it may return?

2.

Dean Beattie
January 30th, 2017 at 5:23 am

I really don’t see what the fuss about La La Land’s screenplay is all about. It isn’t really all that great. I haven’t seen the film, so maybe the songs and choreography adds something. But just going off the screenplay, there isn’t really much to write home about. I feel like this is getting a nomination purely off the back of the songs, rather than what is in the screenplay.

3.

Dan
February 24th, 2017 at 1:44 pm

I’m a little confused by reaction to Manchester by the Sea. Nothing really grabbed me.

They were joking on the radio this morning that it was about Wayne Rooney turning down the Chinese offer of a million a week. That sounds like a better movie.

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