Thanks to pau1ie, Carole, anonymous, anonymous and anonymous M (M, nextime, don’t use your office email address if you are trying to remain truly ‘anonymous’) for the heads up on four Miramax scripts up for Oscar contention. Over on the Movie Scripts page find The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Gone Baby Gone, The Hoax and No Country for Old Men.
Miramax has followed the lead of Universal and Paramount and Warner Independent in putting up their scripts that they want considered for nomination for best original screenplay and best adapted screenplay for the 80th Academy Awards.
To help keep track of what is out there in the running for Oscar nods, I’ve set up the 2007 Oscar contenders for best Original Screenplay and best Adaptated Screenplay page.
The studios are learning. Last year, nearly half of nominated screenplays were available online. You can find them here. The winners for Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay were, you guessed it, scripts that could be found online. I’m laying bets this year that every single nominated script will be online and it will be the studios posting them to their sites. They are figuring out that scripts online mean more people going to see movies in theatres. – Don