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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.

12/21/2017 - Get out. 43! Thanks Dean! Happy Mid-Winter!

12/15/2017 - Coco, Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, The Leisure Seeker, and Foxtrot are out. And, finally, The Shape of Water is back up! 42! Thanks "Barksid"

12/12/17 - Thor: Ragnarok from Disney is up. 38*. Thanks "Barksid".

12/11/2017 - The Disaster Artist, The Florida Project, and Lady Bird screenplays. 37*

12/8/2017 - Two more- Victoria & Abdul and Darkest Hour added. 34*

12/7/2017 - Let's get small with Downsizing. 32* Thanks Janet and Barksid for the heads up!
Battle of the Sexes - Undated, unspecified draft script by Simon Beaufoy - hosted by: Fox Searchlight - in pdf format

The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.






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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 Beguiled - Undated, unspecified draft script by Sophia Coppola (based on the novel by Thomas Cullinan) - hosted by: Focus Features - in pdf format

The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal.




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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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Brigsby Bear - Undated, unspecified draft script by Kevin Costello & Kyle Mooney (Story by Kyle Mooney) - hosted by: Sony Classics - in pdf format

Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children's TV show produced for an audience of one: James. When the show abruptly ends, James's life changes forever, and he sets out to finish the story himself.



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Coco - Undated, unspecified draft script by Adrian Molina and Matthew Aldrich (Original Story By Lee Unkrich, Jason Katz, Matthew Aldrich, Adrian Molina) - hosted by: Disney - in pdf format

Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

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Darkest Hour - Undated, final shooting draft script by Anthony McCarten - hosted by: Focus Features - in pdf format

During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.



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The Disaster Artist - Undated, unspecified draft script by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber (Based on the book by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell) - hosted by: A24 - in pdf format

When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.



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Downsizing - Undated, unspecified draft script by Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor - hosted by: Paramount - in pdf format

"Downsizing" follows a kindly occupational therapist who undergoes a new procedure to be shrunken to four inches tall so that he and his wife can help save the planet and afford a nice lifestyle at the same time.




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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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A Fantastic Woman - Undated, unspecified draft script by Sebastián Lelio & Gonzalo Maza - hosted by: Sony Classics - in pdf format

Marina, a waitress who moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend.





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Films Stars Don't Die in Liverpool - Undated, unspecified draft script by Matt Greenhalgh (Based on the book by Peter Turner) - hosted by: Sony Classics - in pdf format

A romance sparks between a young actor and a Hollywood leading lady.





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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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The Florida Project - July 31, 2016 final production draft script by Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch - hosted by: A24 - in pdf format

Set over one summer, the film follows precocious 6-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.

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Foxtrot - Undated, unspecified draft script by Samuel Maoz - hosted by: Sony Classics - in pdf format

A troubled family face the facts when something goes terribly wrong at their son's desolate military post.




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Get Out - Undated, unspecified draft script by Jordan Peele - hosted by: Universal - in pdf format

It's time for a young African American to meet with his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare.



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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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Happy End - Undated, unspecified draft script by Michael Haneke - hosted by: Sony Classics - in pdf format

A drama about a family set in Calais with the European refugee crisis as the backdrop.






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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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Lady Bird - Undated, unspecified draft script by Greta Gerwig - hosted by: A24 - in pdf format

Christina "Lady Bird" MacPherson is a high school senior from the "wrong side of the tracks." She longs for adventure, sophistication, and opportunity, but finds none of that in her Sacramento Catholic high school. LADY BIRD follows the title character's senior year in high school, including her first romance, her participation in the school play, and most importantly, her applying for college. 

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Last Flag Flying - October 30, 2016 unspecified draft script by Richard Linklater & Darryl Ponicsan (Based on the novel by Darryl Ponicsan) - hosted by: Amazon - in pdf format

In 2003, 30 years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy Hospital Corpsman Richard "Doc" Shepherd re-unites with ex-Marines Sal and Mueller on a different type of mission: to bury Doc's son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War. Doc decides to forgo burial at Arlington Cemetery and, with the help of his old buddies, takes the casket on a bittersweet trip up the East Coast to his home in suburban New Hampshire.

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The Leisure Seeker - Undated, unspecified draft script by Stephen Amidon Francesca Archibugi Francesco Piccolo Paolo Virzì (Based on the book by Michael Zadoorian) - hosted by: Sony Classics - in pdf format

A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker, traveling from Boston to The Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West. They recapture their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end.

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Logan - undated final shooting draft script by Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green (Story by James Mangold) - hosted by: CinephiliaBeyond.org - 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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Loveless - Undated, unspecified draft script by Oleg Negin & Andrey Zvyagintsev - hosted by: Sony Classics - in pdf format

A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments.




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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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Mark Felt - The Man Who Brought Down The White House - Undated, unspecified draft script by Peter Landesman - hosted by: Sony Classics - in pdf format

The story of Mark Felt, who under the name "Deep Throat" helped journalists Bob Woodwardand Carl Bernstein uncover the Watergate scandal in 1972.




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Maudie - Undated, unspecified draft script by Sherry White (based on a true story about Maud and Everett Lewis) - hosted by: Sony Classics - in pdf format

An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community.




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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

A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.





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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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Norman - The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer - Undated, unspecified draft script by Joseph Cedar - hosted by: Sony Classics - in pdf format

Norman Oppenheimer is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better and worse.



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Novitiate - Undated, unspecified draft script by Maggie Betts - hosted by: Sony Classics - in pdf format

Set in the early 1960s and during the era of Vatican II, a young woman in training to become a nun struggles with issues of faith, the changing church and sexuality.




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

Meet Mija, a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend - a fascinating animal named Okja.





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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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Thor: Ragnarok - Undated, unspecified draft script by Eric Pearson and Craig Kyle & Christopher L. Yost - hosted by: Disney - in pdf format

Imprisoned, the almighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.

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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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Victoria & Abdul - Undated, final shooting draft script by Lee Hall (Based on the book Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant by Zshrabani Basu) - hosted by: Focus Features - in pdf format

Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria's golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.

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War for Planet of the Apes - November 30, 215 final shooting draft script by Mark Bomback & Matt Reeves (based on Characters created by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver) - hosted by: 20th Century Fox - in pdf format

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. 

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Wonderstruck - Undated, unspecified draft script by Brian Selznick (Based on his illustrated novel) - hosted by: Amazon - in pdf format

The story of a young boy in the Midwest is told simultaneously with a tale about a young girl in New York from fifty years ago as they both seek the same mysterious connection.





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