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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Oscar Nominated Screenplays - post author Don

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – Undated, unspecified draft script by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen – hosted by: Netflix – in pdf format

Follows the story of two trail bosses on the Oregon Trail and a woman on the wagon train who needs the help of one of them and who might be a marriage prospect for the other.

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Black Klansmen – undated, unspecified draft script by Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee – hosted by: Focus Features – in pdf format

Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.

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Can You Ever Forgive Me? – March 13, 2017 Final Shooting Script script by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty – hosted by: Fox Searchlight – in pdf format

ollowing the critical and commercial failure of her biography of Estée Lauder, author Lee Israel struggles with financial troubles, writer’s block and alcoholism. With her agent unable to secure her an advance for a new biography, Israel is forced to sell her possessions to cover her expenses; she sells a personal letter she received from Katharine Hepburn to Anna, a local book dealer. While conducting research for a novel about Fanny Brice, Israel happens upon a letter from Brice folded in a book, which she takes and offers to sell to Anna. She offers Israel a low price due to the letter’s lack of interesting content. Israel begins to forge and sell letters by deceased writers, playwrights, and actors, lacing them with intimate details to command a higher price. Anna, who is a fan of Israel’s own writing, attempts to initiate a romantic relationship with her, but is rebuffed..

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If Beale Street Could Talk – undated, unspecified draft script by Barry Jenkins (Adapted from the novel by James Baldwin) – hosted by: AnnaPurna Guilds – in pdf format

Baldwin’s novel “follows Tish, a newly engaged Harlem woman who races against the clock to prove her lover’s innocence while carrying their first born child. It’s a celebration of love told through the story of a young couple, their families, and their lives.”

Information courtesy of imdb.com
A Star is Born – October 5, 2018 final as filmed script by Eric Roth and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters (based on the 1954 screenplay by Moss Hart and the 1976 screenplay by John Gregory Dunne & Joan Didion and Frank Pierson (based on a story by William Wellman and Robert Carson)) – hosted by: Warner Bros. – in pdf format

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers-and falls in love with-struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer – until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Best Original Screenplay
The Favourite – March 23, 2017 Final Shooting script by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara – hosted by: Fox Searchlight – in pdf format

In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

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First Reformed – undated, unspecified draft script by Paul Schrader – hosted by: A24 Awards – in pdf format

A minister of a small congregation in upstate New York grapples with mounting despair brought on by tragedy, worldly concerns and a tormented past.

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Green Book – Undated, unspecified draft script by Nick Vallelonga & Brian Currie & Peter Farrelly – hosted by: Universal Pictures – in pdf format

A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

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Roma – Undated, unspecified draft script by Alfonso Cuarón – hosted by: Netflix – in pdf format

A story that chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

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Vice – undated, unspecified draft script by Adam McKay – hosted by: AnnaPurna Guilds – in pdf format

The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.

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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Green Book screenplay – For Your Consideration - post author Don

THanks to Ali and Barksid for the heads up on this script that studios are posting for award consideration.

Green Book – Undated, unspecified draft script by Nick Vallelonga & Brian Currie & Peter Farrelly – hosted by: Universal Pictures – in pdf format

A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Can You Ever Forgive Me screenplay – For Your Consideration - post author Don

Can You Ever Forgive Me? – March 13, 2017 Final Shooting Script script by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty – hosted by: Fox Searchlight – in pdf format

ollowing the critical and commercial failure of her biography of Estée Lauder, author Lee Israel struggles with financial troubles, writer’s block and alcoholism. With her agent unable to secure her an advance for a new biography, Israel is forced to sell her possessions to cover her expenses; she sells a personal letter she received from Katharine Hepburn to Anna, a local book dealer. While conducting research for a novel about Fanny Brice, Israel happens upon a letter from Brice folded in a book, which she takes and offers to sell to Anna. She offers Israel a low price due to the letter’s lack of interesting content. Israel begins to forge and sell letters by deceased writers, playwrights, and actors, lacing them with intimate details to command a higher price. Anna, who is a fan of Israel’s own writing, attempts to initiate a romantic relationship with her, but is rebuffed..

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Find this and more on the Scripts studios are posting for award consideration

Friday, December 21, 2018

First Man screenplay – For Your Consideration - post author Don

Later that day. Thanks Barksid for the heads up on

First Man (written as Armstrong) – Undated, unspecified draft script by Josh Singer (Based in part upon the book First Man by James Hansen) – hosted by: Universal Pictures – in pdf format

A Biopic on the life of the legendary American Astronaut Neil Armstrong from 1961-1969, on his journey to becoming the first human to walk the moon. Exploring the sacrifices and costs on the Nation and Neil himself, during one of the most dangerous missions in the history of space travel. 

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Scripts – For Your Consideration - post author Don

Thanks Barksid for the heads up on these studio posted scripts for award consideration

Capernaum (Chaos) – Undated, unspecified draft script by Nadine Labaki, Jihad Hojeily, Michelle Keserwani – hosted by: Sony Classics – in pdf format

A politically-charged fable, featuring mostly non-professional actors, about a child who launches a lawsuit against his parents.

Information courtesy of imdb.com
The Happy Prince – Undated, unspecified draft script by Rupert Everett – hosted by: Sony Classics – in pdf format

The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor.

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Never Look Away – Undated, unspecified draft script by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck – hosted by: Sony Classics – in pdf format

German artist Kurt Barnert has escaped East Germany and now lives in West Germany, but is tormented by his childhood under the Nazis and the GDR-regime.

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Puzzle – Undated, unspecified draft script by Oren Moverman and Polly Mann (Based on the film ROMPECABEZAS By Natalia Smirnoff) – hosted by: Sony Classics – in pdf format

Agnes, taken for granted as a suburban mother, discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles which unexpectedly draws her into a new world – where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined.

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The Rider – Undated, unspecified draft script by Chloé Zhao – hosted by: Sony Classics – in pdf format

After suffering a near fatal head injury, a young cowboy undertakes a search for new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.

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Ruben Brandt, Collector – Undated, unspecified draft script by Milorad Krstić and Radmila Roczkov – hosted by: Sony Classics – in pdf format

A psychotherapist suffers violent nightmares inspired by legendary works of art. Four of his patients, expert thieves, offer to steal the works, since he believes that once he owns them, the nightmares will disappear. He becomes a wanted criminal know as “The Collector”. Who will dare to catch him and his gang? 

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Stan & Ollie – April 20, 2017, goldenrod draft script by Jeff Pope – hosted by: Sony Classics – in pdf format

Laurel and Hardy, the world’s most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song – a grueling theatre tour of post-war Britain.

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The Wife – Undated, unspecified draft script by Jane Anderson (Based on the Novel “The Wife” by Meg Wolitzer) – hosted by: Sony Classics – in pdf format

Behind any great man, there’s always a greater woman – and you’re about to meet her. Joan Castleman: a highly intelligent and still-striking beauty – the perfect devoted wife. Forty years spent sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her charismatic husband Joe and his skyrocketing literary career. Ignoring his infidelities and excuses because of his “art” with grace and humour. Their fateful pact has built a marriage upon uneven compromises. And Joan’s reached her breaking point. On the eve of Joe’s Nobel Prize for Literature, the crown jewel in a spectacular body of work, Joan’s coup de grace is to confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and secret of his career.

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All Is True – Undated, unspecified draft script by Ben Elton – hosted by: Sony Classics – in pdf format

After the Globe Theatre burns down in 1613, during a performance of Shakespeare’s play Henry VIII, he returns home to Stratford[5], and his wife Anne Hathaway.

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Black Panther – Undated, adapted draft script by Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole – hosted by: Walt Disney – in html format

Prince T’Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new king. However, T’Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakandan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.

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Spider-man: Into The Spider-Verse – December 3, 2018 unspecified draft script by Phil Lord and Rodney Rothman (Story by Phil Lord) – hosted by: Sony Pictures – in pdf format

Miles Morales comes across the long-dead Peter Parker. This Peter Parker is not from his world though; he’s from somewhere else in the multiverse. With Parker’s guidance, Miles will become Spider-Man: and through that he will become part of the ever-expanding ‘Spider-Verse’.

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Crazy Rich Asians – August 15, 2018 final as filmed draft script by Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim (based on the novel by Kevin Kwan) – hosted by: Warner Bros. – in pdf format

The story follows Rachel Chu, an American-born Chinese economics professor, who travels to her boyfriend Nick’s hometown of Singapore for his best friend’s wedding. Before long, his secret is out: Nick is from a family that is impossibly wealthy, he’s perhaps the most eligible bachelor in Asia, and every single woman in his ultra-rarefied social class is incredibly jealous of Rachel and wants to bring her down.

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A Star is Born – October 5, 2018 final as filmed script by Eric Roth and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters (based on the 1954 screenplay by Moss Hart and the 1976 screenplay by John Gregory Dunne & Joan Didion and Frank Pierson (based on a story by William Wellman and Robert Carson)) – hosted by: Warner Bros. – in pdf format

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers-and falls in love with-struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer – until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Roma screenplay – For Your Consideration - post author Don

Thanks Bing for the heads up. The screenplay to Roma that was on Netflix Guilds and later taken down is now up on Deadline Hollywood. Cuarón, “… the auteur unveils his script for all to see.” The file has been split into English and Spanish versions and post for your reading pleasure.

Roma (in English) and Roma (en español) – Undated, unspecified draft script by Alfonso Cuarón – hosted by: Deadline – in pdf format

A story that chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Find more on the Scripts Studios are posting for award consideration page.

Monday, December 17, 2018

22 July screenplay For Your Consideration - post author Don

Netflix has put back up 22 July. There are now 19 scripts studios are posting for award consideration.

22 July (provisionally titled “Norway”) – August 3, 2018 shooting draft script by Paul Greengrass Based on: “One of Us” by Åsne Seierstad – hosted by: Netflix – in pdf format

A three-part story of Norway’s worst terrorist attack in which over seventy people were killed. 22 July looks at the disaster itself, the survivors, Norway’s political system and the lawyers who worked on this horrific case.

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Annanpurna scripts for your consideration - post author Don

Thanks to Richie for the heads up on these four from AnnaPurna.

If Beale Street Could Talk – undated, unspecified draft script by Barry Jenkins (Adapted from the novel by James Baldwin) – hosted by: AnnaPurna Guilds – in pdf format

Baldwin’s novel “follows Tish, a newly engaged Harlem woman who races against the clock to prove her lover’s innocence while carrying their first born child. It’s a celebration of love told through the story of a young couple, their families, and their lives.”

Information courtesy of imdb.com
Destroyer – undated, unspecified draft script by Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi – hosted by: AnnaPurna Guilds – in pdf format

Destroyer follows the moral and existential odyssey of LAPD detective Erin Bell who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past.

Information courtesy of imdb.com
The Sisters Brothers – undated, unspecified draft script by Jacques Audiard and Thomas Bidegain (Based on the Book by Patrick deWitt) – hosted by: AnnaPurna Guilds – in pdf format

The Sisters Brothers revolves around the colourfully named gold prospector Hermann Kermit Warm, who’s being pursued across 1000 miles of 1850s Oregon desert to San Francisco by the notorious assassins Eli and Charlie Sisters. Except Eli is having a personal crisis and beginning to doubt the longevity of his chosen career. And Hermann might have a better offer. 

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Vice – undated, unspecified draft script by Adam McKay – hosted by: AnnaPurna Guilds – in pdf format

The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.

Information courtesy of imdb.com
Find these and more on the Scripts Studios are posting for award consideration page.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Mary Queen of Scots and On The Basis of Sex – For Your Consideration - post author Don

Thanks Barksid for the heads up on two more from Focus Features:

Mary Queen of Scots – undated, unspecified draft script by Beau Willimon – hosted by: Focus Features – in pdf format

Mary Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.

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On The Basis of Sex – undated, unspecified draft script by Daniel Stiepleman – hosted by: Focus Features – in pdf format

The story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights and what she had to overcome in order to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

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