Wednesday, January 23, 2019

BEST ADAPTED SCREEPLAY (91st)

ETHAN COEN, JOEL COEN, based on stories by various authors (THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS)

Oscar Record: 15 nominations (as director, writer, producer, editor), with wins for writing Fargo; producing, directing, and writing No Country for Old Men

Pre-Oscar Citations: 
Win, Best Screenplay, Venice Film Festival

CHARLIE WACHTEL, DAVID RABINOWITZ, KEVIN WILLMOTT, SPIKE LEE, based on the book by Ron Stallworth (BLACKKKLANSMAN)

Oscar Records:
Wachtel: 1 nomination, no win
Rabinowitz: 1 nomination, no win
Willmott: 1 nomination, no win
Lee: 5 nominations (as director, writer, producer, and for documentary feature), with an Honorary Award

Pre-Oscar Citations:
Win, Best Screenplay (Adapted), San Francisco Film Critics Circle
Nomination, Best Adapted Screenplay, Broadcast Film Critics Association (Critics Choice)
Win, Best Adapted Screenplay, Kansas City Film Critics Circle
Win, Best Adapted Screenplay, Oklahoma Film Critics Circle
Win, Best Adapted Screenplay, St. Louis Film Critics Association
Nomination, Best Adapted Screenplay, Writers Guild of America (WGA)
Nomination, Best Adapted Screenplay, British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)

NICOLE HOLOFCENER, JEFF WHITTY, based on the memoir by Lee Israel (CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?)

Oscar Records: 1 nomination, no win

Pre-Oscar Citations:
Win, Best Screenplay, Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Win, Best Adapted Screenplay, Washington DC Area Film Critics Association
Nomination, Best Adapted Screenplay, Broadcast Film Critics Association (Critics Choice)
Runner-up, Best Adapted Screenplay, Kansas City Film Critics Circle
Win, Best Screenplay, Boston Society of Film Critics
Win, Best Adapted Screenplay, Florida Film Critics Circle
Nomination, Best Adapted Screenplay, Writers Guild of America (WGA)
Nomination, Best Adapted Screenplay, British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)
Nomination, USC Scripter Award, USC Libraries

BARRY JENKINS, based on the novel by James Baldwin (IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK)

Oscar Record: 3 nominations (as director, writer), with a win for writing Moonlight

Pre-Oscar Citations:
Nomination, Best Screenplay-Motion Picture, Hollywood Foreign Press Association (Golden Globes)
Win, Best Adapted Screenplay, Chicago Film Critics Association
Win, Best Adapted Screenplay, Broadcast Film Critics Association (Critics Choice)
Win, Best Adapted Screenplay, North Carolina Film Critics Association
Nomination, Best Adapted Screenplay, Writers Guild of America (WGA)
Nomination, Best Adapted Screenplay, British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)
Nomination, USC Scripter Award, USC Libraries

ERIC ROTH, BRADLEY COOPER, WILL FETTERS, based on a story by William A. Wellman, Robert Carson (A STAR IS BORN)

Oscar Records:
Roth: 5 nominations (as writer), with a win for Forrest Gump
Cooper: 7 nominations (as producer, writer, actor), no win
Fetters: 1 nomination, no win

Pre-Oscar Citations:
Nomination, Best Adapted Screenplay, Broadcast Film Critics Association (Critics Choice)
Runner-up, Best Adapted Screenplay, Indiana Film Journalists Association
Nomination, Best Adapted Screenplay, Writers Guild of America (WGA)
Nomination, Best Adapted Screenplay, British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)

PREDICTION SCORES:
"Never Too Early" Predictions (March 2018) - 1/5 (If Beale Street Could Talk)
August Predictions - 2/5 (If Beale Street Could Talk, BlacKkKlansman)
September Predictions - 2/5 (If Beale Street Could Talk, BlacKkKlansman)
October Predictions - 4/5 (A Star is Born, If Beale Street Could Talk, BlacKkKlansman, Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
November Predictions - 4/5 (BlacKkKlansman, A Star is Born, If Beale Street Could Talk, Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
December Predictions - 4/5 (BlacKkKlansman, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, If Beale Street Could Talk, A Star is Born)
Final Predictions - 4/5 (BlacKkKlansman, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, If Beale Street Could Talk, A Star is Born)

WILL WIN: BlacKkKlansman
SHOULD WIN: BlacKkKlansman
MIGHT UPSET: If Beale Street Could Talk
SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOMINATED: Audrey Wells, based on the novel by Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give), Alex Garland, based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer (Annihilation), Josh Singer, based on the book by James R. Hansen (First Man), Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin, based on the comic book by Thierry Robin (The Death of Stalin)

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