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2019 Academy Award Nominated Screenplays - The 92th Oscars

Each year studios will post the screenplays (usually shooting scripts) of films that they are putting up for award consideration. For the past 20 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.

1/15/20 - New draft of Jojo Rabbit. Thanks Richie for the heads up.

1/3/20 - Parasite script up. Thanks to: Barksid, Michael, Shunsuke, Tanmay

12/30/19 - 1917 and Toy Story 4. Thanks Michael B and Richie!

12/28/19 - Ford v Ferrarri - Thanks to Richie and Michael B for the heads up on this from Deadline.

12/22/19 - Queen & Slim up. Thanks Richie for the H/U. 37.

12/18/19 - Thanks Shunsuke for the heads up on A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and Little Women. We are at 36.
1917 - undated, unspecified draft script by Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns - hosted by: Universal Pictures - in pdf format

Two young British soldiers during the First World War are given an impossible mission: deliver a message deep in enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men, and one of the soldier's brothers, from walking straight into a deadly trap.

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The Aeronauts - August 1, 2019, director's cut reorder draft script by Jack Thorne (Story by Tom Harper and Jack Thorne) - hosted by: Amazon - in pdf format

In 1862, daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren teams up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While breaking records and furthering scientific discovery, their voyage to the very edge of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world they have left far below them.

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After The Wedding - undated, unspecified draft script Screenplay by Bart Freundlich (Based on the film directed by Susanne Bier Written by Anders Thomas Jensen and Suzanne Bier) - hosted by: Sony Pictures Classics - in pdf format

Isabel has devoted her life to running an orphanage in Calcutta, but with funds running dry, she is contacted by a potential donor who requires she travel to New York for an in-person presentation. Once in New York, Isabel meets the possible benefactor: Theresa Young, a multi-millionaire mogul accustomed to getting what she wants. When Theresa insists Isabel attend a wedding at the family's estate, the event becomes a catalyst for a revelation that upends both of their lives.

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Avengers: Endgame - undated, unspecified draft script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely - hosted by: Disney Studios - in pdf format

After a grave course of events wiped out half the world's population and fractured their ranks, the remaining heroes must grapple with psychological scars while trying to find the will and the way to assemble once again to restore order and harmony in the universe and bring their loved ones back.

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood - undated, unspecified draft script by Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster (Inspired by the article “Can You Say... Hero?” by Tom Junod) - hosted by: Sony Pictures - in pdf format

A timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America's most beloved neighbor.

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Booksmart - undated (but clearly after November 24, 2008), unspecified draft script by Emily Halpern & Sarah Haskins and Susanna Fogel and Katie Silberman - hosted by: United Artists - in pdf format

On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.

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Dolemite is My Name - undated, unspecified final draft script by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski - hosted by: Netflix - in pdf format

Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.

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Downton Abby - undated, unspecified draft script by Julian Fellowes - hosted by: Focus Features - in pdf format

The Aristocratic Crawley family and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England threatens to turn the natural order of the estate upside down, unleashing secrets and scandals that leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance.

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The Farewell - undated, unspecified draft script by Lulu Wang - hosted by: A24 - in pdf format

A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.

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Ford v Ferrari - undated, unspecified draft script By Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth and Jason Keller - hosted by: Deadline - in pdf format

American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford and challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.

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Frankie - undated, unspecified draft script by Mauricio Zacharias & Ira Sachs - hosted by: Sony Pictures Classics - in pdf format

Three generations grappling with a life-changing experience during one day of a vacation in Sintra, Portugal, a historic town known for its dense gardens and fairy-tale villas and palaces.

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Harriet - undated, unspecified draft script by Gregory Allen Howard & Kasi Lemmons (Story by Gregory Allen Howard) - hosted by: Focus Features - in pdf format

The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

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Her Smell - April 15th 2018 draft script by Alex Ross Perry - hosted by: Gunpower Sky - in pdf format

A self-destructive punk rocker struggles with sobriety while trying to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success.

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A Hidden Life - July, 6, 2016 unspecified draft script by Terrence Malick - hosted by: Fox Searchlight - in pdf format

A HIDDEN LIFE is the story of an unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. When the Austrian peasant farmer is faced with the threat of execution for treason, it is his faith and his love for his wife Fani and children that keep his spirit alive.

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Honey Boy - undated, final draft script by Shia Labeouf - hosted by: Amazon - in pdf format

A young actor's stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father and deal with his mental health.

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How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World - December 5, 2018 final draft script by Dean DeBlois (Inspired by the novels by Cressida Cowell) - hosted by: Universal Pictures - in pdf format

As Hiccup fulfills his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia, Toothless' discovery of an untamed, elusive mate draws the Night Fury away. When danger mounts at home and Hiccup's reign as village chief is tested, both dragon and rider must make impossible decisions to save their kind. 

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Hustlers - April 19, 2019 Unpecified draft script by Lorene Scafaria (Based on the article "The Hustlers at Scores" by Jessica Pressler) - hosted by: STX Awards - in pdf format

Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article, Hustlers follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.

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I Lost My Body - undated, unspecified draft script by Jérémy Clapin & Guillaume Laurant - hosted by: Netflix - in pdf format

In a Parisian laboratory, a severed hand escapes its unhappy fate and sets out to reconnect with its body. During a hair-raising escapade across the city, the extremity fends off pigeons and rats alike to reunite with pizza boy Naoufel. Its memories of Naoufel and his love for librarian Gabrielle may provide answers about what caused the hand's separation, and a poetic backdrop for a possible reunion between the three. Based on Guillaume Laurant's novel "Happy Hand." 

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The Irishman - undated, final shooting script script by Steven Zaillian - hosted by: Netflix - in pdf format

Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran is a man with a lot on his mind. The former labor union high official and hitman, learned to kill serving in Italy during the Second World War. He now looks back on his life and the hits that defined his mob career, maintaining connections with the Bufalino crime family. In particular, the part he claims to have played in the disappearance of his life-long friend, Jimmy Hoffa, the former president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, who mysteriously vanished in late July 1975 at the age of 62.

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Jo Jo Rabbit - February 8, 2019 draft script by Taika Waiiti - hosted by: Fox Searchlight
Jo Jo Rabbit - March 15, 2012 draft script by Taika Waiiti - hosted by: Deadline - in pdf format

A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy named Jojo whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

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Joker - December 1, 2018 Final Shooting script by Todd Phillips & Scott Silver - hosted by: Warner Bros - in pdf format

In Gotham City, mentally-troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: "The Joker".

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Just Mercy - August 29, 2018 Fully Yellow (AMPAS submitted) draft;
Just Mercy - 8/29/18 Full Yellow (WGA submitted) draft;
Just Mercy - 8/29/18 Full Yellow (BAFTA submitted) draft;
Just Mercy - 8/29/18 Full Yellow (BFCA submitted) draft;
Just Mercy - 8/29/18 Full Yellow (USC submitted) draft script by Destin Daniel Cretton & Andre Lanham (based on the book by Bryan Stevenson) - hosted by: Warner Bros - in pdf format

A powerful and thought-provoking true-story, "Just Mercy" follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan might have had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley. One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian, who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the only testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds-and the system-stacked against them.

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The King - undated, unspecified final draft script by David Michôd and Joel Edgerton - hosted by: Netflix - in pdf format

Hal, wayward prince and reluctant heir to the English throne, has turned his back on royal life and is living among the people. But when his tyrannical father dies, Hal is crowned King Henry V and is forced to embrace the life he had previously tried to escape. Now the young king must navigate the palace politics, chaos and war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life - including his relationship with his closest friend and mentor, the aging alcoholic knight, John Falstaff

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Knives Out - undated, unspecified 'screen script' draft script by Rian Johnson - hosted by: Lionsgate - in pdf format

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death. 

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The Last Black Man in San Francisco - April 11, 2018 unspecified draft script by Joe Talbot & Rob Richert (Story by Joe Talbot & Jimmie Fails) - hosted by: A24 - in pdf format

Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind. As he struggles to reconnect with his family and reconstruct the community he longs for, his hopes blind him to the reality of his situation.

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The Lighthouse - undated, unspecified draft script by Robert Eggers & Max Eggers - hosted by: A24 - in pdf format

The hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

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Little Women - undated, unspecified draft script by Greta Gerwig (Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott) - hosted by: Sony Pictures - in pdf format

Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War.

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Marriage Story - undated, unspecified draft script by Noah Baumbach - hosted by: Netflix - in pdf format

Charlie Barber is a successful theater director in New York City. His theater company is currently producing a play that stars his wife Nicole, a former teen film actress. The couple is experiencing marital troubles and sees a mediator, who suggests they each write down what they like about one another, but Nicole is too embarrassed to read hers aloud and they decide to forego the counseling.

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Midsommar - undated, unspecified script by Ari Aster - hosted by: A24 - in pdf format

Dani and Christian are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing

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Motherless Brooklyn - Decem er 15, 2018 Current Pink Revision (AMPAS submitted) draft;
Motherless Brooklyn - December 15, 2018 Current Pink Revision (AMPAS submitted) draft script by Edward Norton (from the Novel by Jonathan Lethem) - hosted by: Warner Bros - in pdf format

Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, "Motherless Brooklyn" follows Lionel Essrog, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome, as he ventures to solve his friend's murder. Armed only with a few clues and the powerful engine of his obsessive mind, Lionel unravels closely-guarded secrets that hold the fate of the whole city in the balance.``

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Pain and Glory - undated, unspecified draft script by Pedro Almodóvar - hosted by: Sony Pictures Classics - in pdf format

The protagonist of "Pain and Glory" was at the decline of his career. The man involuntarily looks back into the past, and a stream of vivid memories falls upon him. He recalls such moments from his youth as tender feelings for his mother, love and separation, the search for happiness and success. All this leads the master of cinema to important thoughts about life and art, because this is the most important thing for him.

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Parasite - undated, unspecified draft fyc script by Bong Joon Ho & Han Jin Won - hosted by: Deadline - in pdf format

Jobless, penniless, and, above all, hopeless, the unmotivated patriarch, Ki-taek, and his equally unambitious family--his supportive wife, Chung-sook; his cynical twentysomething daughter, Ki-jung, and his college-age son, Ki-woo--occupy themselves by working for peanuts in their squalid basement-level apartment. Then, by sheer luck, a lucrative business proposition will pave the way for an insidiously subtle scheme, as Ki-woo summons up the courage to pose as an English tutor for the teenage daughter of the affluent Park family. Now, the stage seems set for an unceasing winner-take-all class war. How does one get rid of a parasite? 

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Queen & Slim - undated, unspecified draft script by Lena Waithe (Story by James Frey and Lena Waithe) - hosted by: Universal Pictures - in pdf format

Slim and Queen's first date takes an unexpected turn when a policeman pulls them over for a minor traffic violation. When the situation escalates, Slim takes the officer's gun and shoots him in self-defence. Now labelled cop killers in the media, Slim and Queen feel that they have no choice but to go on the run and evade the law. When a video of the incident goes viral, the unwitting outlaws soon become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people all across the country

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The Report - undated, final as produced draft script by Scott Z. Burns - hosted by: Amazon - in pdf format

Idealistic Senate staffer Daniel J. Jones, tasked by his boss to lead an investigation into the CIA's post 9/11 Detention and Interrogation Program, uncovers shocking secrets.

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Richard Jewel - June 20, 2019 Blue (AMPAS Submitted) draft;
Richard Jewel - 6/20/19 Blue (BAFTA submitted) draft;
Richard Jewel - 6/20/19 Blue (BCFA submitted) draft;
Richard Jewel - 6/20/19 Blue (USC submitted) draft;
Richard Jewel - 6/20/19 Blue (WGA submitted) draft script by Billy Ray (based upon the article American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell by Marie Brenner and based upon the book The Suspect by Kent Alexander and Kevin Salwen) - hosted by: Warner Bros - in pdf format

American security guard Richard Jewell saves thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics, but is vilified by journalists and the press who falsely report that he was a terrorist.

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Rocketman - October 29, 2018 green revised draft script by Lee Hall - hosted by: Paramount - in pdf format

Rocketman is a musical fantasy about the human story of Elton John's breakthrough years. The film follows the journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. The story — set to Elton John's beloved songs and performed by Taron Egerton — tells how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture.

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The Song of Names - undated, unspecified draft script by Jeffrey Caine (Adapted from the novel by Norman Lebrecht ) - hosted by: Sony Pictures Classics - in pdf format

Tim Roth and Clive Owen star in an emotional detective story spread over two continents and a half century. Beneath the film's stunning and pulsing musical revelations burn the horror of a war and the lost souls extinguished from history.

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Toy Story 4 - undated, unspecified draft script by Andrew Stanton & Stephany Folsom - hosted by: Deadline - in pdf format

Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody's slight detour leads him to his long-lost friend Bo Peep. As Woody and Bo discuss the old days, they soon start to realize that they're two worlds apart when it comes to what they want from life as a toy.

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The Two Popes - July 24, 2019 final draft script by Anthony McCarten - hosted by: Netflix - in pdf format

Behind Vatican walls, the conservative Pope Benedict and the liberal future Pope Francis must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church.

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Uncut Gems - 2018 unspecified draft script by Ronald Bronstein, Josh Safdie & Benny Safdie - hosted by: A24 - in pdf format

A charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score, makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.

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Us - undated, unspecified draft script by Jordan Peele - hosted by: Universal Pictures - in pdf format

In order to get away from their busy lives, the Wilson family takes a vacation to Santa Cruz, California with the plan of spending time with their friends, the Tyler family. On a day at the beach, their young son Jason almost wanders off, causing his mother Adelaide to become protective of her family. That night, four mysterious people break into Adelaide's childhood home where they're staying. The family is shocked to find out that the intruders look like them, only with grotesque appearances.

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Waves - undated, unspecified draft script by Trey Edward Shults - hosted by: A24 - in pdf format

Traces the journey of a suburban African-American family - led by a well-intentioned but domineering father - as they navigate love, forgiveness, and coming together in the aftermath of a loss.

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