Showing posts with label Best Original Script. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Best Original Script. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

2017 Academy Award® Nominated Screenwriters

2017 Oscar®-nominated Screenwriters

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Screenplay by Eric Heisserer

Screenplay by August Wilson

Hidden Figures
Screenplay by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi

Screenplay by Luke Davies

Screenplay by Barry Jenkins

Writing (Original Screenplay)

Hell or High Water
Written by Taylor Sheridan

La La Land 
Written by Damien Chazelle

The Lobster
Written by Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou

Manchester by the Sea
Written by Kenneth Lonergan

20th Century Women
Written by Mike Mills

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar Nominations Announced

In the next 6 weeks, The Oscars® buzz will rule the entertainment waves. Academy Award® nominations were announced today in all categories, including the two coveted screenwriting categories. If you want to become a screenwriter, read these screenplays and understand them.

Congratulations to these Oscar® nominated screenwriters. We're sure you are all on Cloud 9 right about now. Keep inspiring the world with your amazing stories.

The following screenwriters were nominated for an Academy Award® in their respective category.

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Big Short - Charles Randolph and Adam McKay
Brooklyn - Nick Hornby
Carol - Phyllis Nagy
The Martian - Drew Goddard
Room - Emma Donoghue

Best Original Screenplay

Bridge of Spies - Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, & Joel Coen
Ex Machina - Alex Garland
Inside Out - Peter Docter, Meg LeFauve, & Josh Cooley
Spotlight - Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy
Straight Outta Compton - Jonathan Herman & Andrea Berloff

Monday, February 27, 2012

Congratulations to Academy Award Winners in the Best Original and Best Adapted Screenplay

The Academy Awards aired last night on ABC. The Artist captured the top Academy Awards, including the Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director statuettes.

In the two screenwriting categories, the Descendants screenwriting trio (Alexander, Nat, and Jim) won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay whereas Woody Allen collected another Oscar for his Best Original Screenplay in Midnight in Paris.

Surprisingly enough, the Academy elected to pass over Brad Pitt yet again. The three time Academy Award nominated actor must look to another period piece to win his first Oscar. Brad previously got nominated for his brilliant performances in 12 Monkeys and in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

We notice the Academy gravitating toward movies about politics, England, Shakespeare, wars, and dramatic performances. Meryl Streep won her third Oscar depicting England's former prime minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. However, Rooney Mara's The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo's role proved to be a much better performance.

Last year, Colin Firth won Best Actor for The King's Speech. Even so, Helen Mirren won an Academy Award for performance in The Queen. Shakespeare in Love won several awards in the 1999 Academy Award spectacle. The Academy seem to cast their votes on period pieces with epic themes.

In any case, congratulations to the screenwriting winners. The Descendants and Midnight in Paris are two good films with excellent screenwriting.