Friday, May 01, 2020

BEST ADAPTED SCREEPLAY (93rd)

MOST LIKELY

1. CHLOÉ ZHAO, based on the book by Jessica Bruder (NOMADLAND)

Oscar Record: No nomination

Pre-Oscar Citations: None

LIKELY

2. IAIN MORRIS, TAIKA WAITITI, based on the documentary by Mike Brett, Steve Jamison (NEXT GOAL WINS)

Oscar Records:
Morris: No nomination
Waititi: 3 nominations (for producing, writing, live-action short film), with a win for writing Jojo Rabbit

Pre-Oscar Citations: None

3. ERIC ROTH, DENIS VILLENEUVE, JON SPAIHTS, based on the novel by Frank Herbert (DUNE)

Oscar Records:
Roth: 5 nominations (for writing), with a win for Forrest Gump
Villeneuve: 1 nomination (for directing), no win
Spaihts: No nomination

Pre-Oscar Citations: None

MAYBE

4. VANESSA TAYLOR, based on the book by J.D. Vance (HILLBILLY ELEGY)

Oscar Record: 1 nomination (for writing), no win

Pre-Oscar Citations: None

POSSIBLE

5. LUKE DAVIES, based on the novel by Paulette Jiles (NEWS OF THE WORLD)

Oscar Record: 1 nomination (for writing), no win

Pre-Oscar Citations: None

6. Tony Kushner, based on the musical by Arthur Laurents (West Side Story)

Oscar Record: 2 nominations (for writing), no win

Pre-Oscar Citations: None

7. Andrew Dominik, based on the novel by Joyce Carol Oates (Blonde)

Oscar Record: No nomination

Pre-Oscar Citations: None

8. Robert Kolker, based on the article by Mike Makowsky (Bad Education)

Oscar Record: No nomination

Pre-Oscar Citations: None

9. Tracy Letts, based on the novel by A.J. Finn (The Woman in the Window)

Oscar Record: No nomination

Pre-Oscar Citations: None

10. Shaun Grant, based on the novel by Peter Carey (True History of the Kelly Gang)

Oscar Record: No nomination

Pre-Oscar Citations: None

Other Contenders:
David Birke, Paul Verhoeven, based on the book by Judith C. Brown (Benedetta)
Mart Crowley, based on his play (The Boys in the Band)
Antonio Campos, Paulo Campos, based on the novel by Donald Ray Pollock (The Devil All the Time)
Sarah Ruhl, Julie Taymor, based on the book by Gloria Steinem (The Glorias)
David Lowery, based on previous stories (The Green Knight)
Charlie Kaufman, based on the book by Ian Reid (I'm Thinking of Ending Things)
Marco Villalobos, Dee Rees, based on the book by Joan Didion (The Last Thing He Wanted)
Michael Werwie, based on the book by Robert Kolker (Lost Girls)
Mark L. Smith, based on the book by Lily Brooks-Dalton (The Midnight Sky)
Rebecca Hall, based on the novel by Nella Larson (Passing)
Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, based on the novel by Charles Dickens (The Personal History of David Copperfield)
Jack Thorne, based on the graphic novel by Lauren Redniss (Radioactive)
Sarah Gubbins, based on the novel by Susan Scarf Merrell (Shirley)

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