88th Oscar Screenplay Nominees Announced

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A lot of people think movies are dying, or maybe already dead. We at TVWriter™ are much more into TV than film, regardless of whether we’re watching actual broadcasts on actual TV sets or interweb presentations on our iPads, but the Motion Picture Academy has just released its list of Academy Award nominees for films released in 2015 and we’re passing on the important ones.

So here they are, the not-dead-yet for Best Screenplay. See ’em, read ’em, and learn from ’em, gang:

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • “The Big Short” Screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay
  • “Brooklyn” Screenplay by Nick Hornby
  • “Carol” Screenplay by Phyllis Nagy
  • “The Martian” Screenplay by Drew Goddard
  • “Room” Screenplay by Emma Donoghue

Best Original Screenplay

  • “Bridge of Spies” Written by Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
  • “Ex Machina” Written by Alex Garland
  • “Inside Out” Screenplay by Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley; Original story by Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen
  • “Spotlight” Written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy
  • “Straight Outta Compton” Screenplay by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; Story by S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff

What do you think? Hollywood film writing: Dead or Still Very Much Alive?

2 thoughts on “88th Oscar Screenplay Nominees Announced

  1. Rumwriter says:

    Those must be some fine screenplays to displace Sorkin’s “Steve Jobs.” I read (yup, read) it yesterday, and it knocked my socks off (after having first gingerly knocked them on).

    …Of course, he probably would have preferred that I’d bought a ticket instead…huh.

  2. TVWriter™ says:

    Your ticket money? You think so? Look at the bright side. A true artist doesn’t need your money, just your approbation. Of course, the same probably goes for a true narcissist too.

    Not that we’re saying Sorkin’s a narcissist. Oh no. But sometimes – just sometimes – it sure looks like his P.R. people are.

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