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2017 Academy Award Nominated Screenplays - The 90th Oscars

Each year studios will post the screenplays (usually shooting scripts) of films that they are putting up for award consideration. For the past ninteen years SimplyScripts has been tracking those scripts as they are posted by the studios. I encourage you to download those you find interesting for personal/educational use. They usually disappear after award season has concluded.

11/22/2017 - Universal has finally released a script - Thank You For Your Service

11/21/2017 - Thanks again to "Barksid" for the heads up on Logan. Mangold gave CinephiliaBeyond a boost by unvieling the script there. We are at 18 (still not sure my need to count them...)

11/20/2017 - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. is live. Sixteen.

11/19/2017 - Thanks to Barksid for the heads up on Elizabeth Blue. Note that The Shape of Water screenplay was pulled by Fox Searchlight, however I'm sure that it will be back again. Still at 15 scripts. Stay tuned.
Battle of the Sexes - Undated, unspecified draft script by Simon Beaufoy - hosted by: Fox Searchlight - in pdf format

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennis match between women's world champion Billie Jean King and ex-men's-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. The fiercely private King was not only championing for equality, but also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, as her friendship with Marilyn Barnett developed. And Riggs, one of the first self-made media-age celebrities, wrestled with his gambling demons, at the expense of his family and wife Priscilla. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms ...

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Beauty and the Beast - August 10, 2016 unspecified draft script by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos; Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice (Based on the 1991 Animated Film "Beauty and the Beast" Screenplay by Linda Woolverton) - hosted by: Disney - in pdf format

As punishment for his actions, a young prince is transformed into a monstrous beast by a mysterious enchantress. Only condition is if he can learn to love someone and earn their love in return, the curse will be lifted. Enter young bookworm Belle, who stumbles upon the castle and is taken prisoner by the Beast while rescuing her father. With help from the Beast's servants, Belle comes to appreciate and love the Beast all while evading a stalking hunter who wants to marry her.

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The Big Sick - Undated, unspecified draft script by Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani - hosted by: Amazon - in pdf format

Kumail, in the middle of becoming a budding stand-up comedian, meets Emily. Meanwhile, a sudden illness sets in forcing Emily to be put into a medically-induced coma. Kumail must navigate being a comedian, dealing with tragic illness, and placating his family's desire to let them fix him up with a spouse, while contemplating and figuring out who he really is and what he truly believes

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Brad's Status - September 29, 2016 pink revised draft script by Mike White - hosted by: Amazon - in pdf format

A father takes his son to tour colleges on the East Coast and meets up with an old friend who makes him feel inferior about his life's choices.

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Breathe - August 18 2016 Double White Revisions script by William Nicholson - hosted by: Bleecker Street - in pdf format

When Robin is struck down by polio at the age of 28, he is confined to a hospital bed and given only a few months to live. With the help of Diana's twin brothers and the groundbreaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall, Robin and Diana dare to escape the hospital ward to seek out a full and passionate life together - raising their young son, traveling and devoting their lives to helping other polio patients.

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Elizabeth Blue - Undated, unspecified draft script by Vincent Sabella and Alfred D. Huffington - hosted by: Elizabeth Blue Guilds - in pdf format

After being released from a mental hospital, where she was coping with her schizophrenia, Elizabeth is now living in a studio apartment with her fiance, Grant. With the love and support of Grant and the help of her new and determined psychiatrist, Elizabeth is doing her best to navigate through life. Haunted by daily voices, hallucinations, failing medications and her cold and seemingly unsupportive mother, Elizabeth attempts to regain control of her mental stability.

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FTKMF (First They Killed My Father_ - Undated, unspecified draft script by Loung Ung and Angelina Jolie (Based on the book: "First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers" by Loung Ung) - hosted by: Netflix - in pdf format

A 5-year-old girl embarks on a harrowing quest for survival amid the sudden rise and terrifying reign of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. ... Torn away from her family at a young age, Cambodian Loung Ung stays strong in the face of the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 - Undated, unspecified draft script by James Gunn - hosted by: Disney - in pdf format

After saving Xandar from Ronan's wrath, the Guardians are now recognized as heroes. Now the team must help their leader Star Lord uncover the truth behind his true heritage. Along the way, old foes turn to allies and betrayal is blooming. And the Guardians find that they are up against a devastating new menace who is out to rule the galaxy.

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I, Tonya - Undated, unspecified draft script by Steven Rogers - hosted by: Neon - in pdf format

Based on the unbelievable but true events, I, TONYA is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous, ill-conceived, and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan.

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Logan - undated final shooting draft script by Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green (Story by James Mangold) - hosted by: - in pdf format

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X, somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan's attempts to hide from the world, and his legacy, are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.

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The Lost City of Z - October 25, 2015 buff revised draft script by James Gray (Based on the book by David Grann) - hosted by: Amazon - in pdf format

The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as "savages," the determined Fawcett - supported by his devoted wife, son and aide de camp returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925.

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The Man Who Invented Christmas - January 8, 2017 Yellow Revisions script by Susan Coyne (Based on the book: The Man Who Invented Christmas By Les Standiford) - hosted by: Bleecker Street - in pdf format

The Man Who Invented Christmas tells of the journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic characters from "A Christmas Carol." The film shows how Charles Dickens mixed real life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure up unforgettable characters and a timeless tale, forever changing the holiday season into the celebration we know today.

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The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) - Undated, unspecified draft script by Noah Baumbach - hosted by: Netflix - in pdf format

An estranged family gathers together in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father.

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mother! - Undated, unspecified draft script by Darren Aronofsky - hosted by: Paramount - in pdf format

Amidst a wild flat meadow encircled by an Edenic lush forest, a couple has cocooned itself in a secluded grand mansion that was not so long ago burned to the ground, devotedly restored by the supportive wife. Within this safe environment, the once famous middle-aged poet husband is desirous of creating his magnum opus, however, he seems unable to break out of the persistent creative rut that haunts him. And then, unexpectedly, a knock at the door and the sudden arrival of a cryptic late-night visitor and his intrusive wife will stimulate the writer's stagnant imagination, and much to the perplexed wife's surprise, the more chaos he lets in their haven, the better for his punctured male ego. In the end, will this incremental mess blemish irreparably the couple's inviolable sanctuary?

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Mudbound - Undated, unspecified draft script by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees (Based on the novel by Hillary Jordan) - hosted by: Netflix - in pdf format

Two men return home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi, where they struggle to deal with racism and adjusting to life after war.

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Okja - Undated, unspecified draft script by Bong Joon Ho and Jon Ronson - hosted by: Netflix - in pdf format

For 10 idyllic years, young Mija has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja-a massive animal and an even bigger friend-at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when a family-owned multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where image obsessed and self-promoting CEO Lucy Mirando has big plans for Mija's dearest friend. With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission, but her already daunting journey quickly becomes more complicated when she crosses paths with disparate groups of capitalists, demonstrators and consumers, each battling to control the fate of Okja...while all Mija wants to do is bring her friend home.

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The Shape of Water - Undated, unspecified draft script by Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor (Story by Guillermo del Toro) - hosted by: Fox Searchlight - in pdf format

An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.

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Thank You For Your Service - Undated, unspecified draft script by Jason Hall (from the book by David Finkel) - hosted by: Universal - in pdf format

A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - Undated, unspecified draft script by Martin McDonagh - hosted by: Fox Searchlight - in pdf format

After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon, an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.

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