Monday, March 12, 2018

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (91st)

"NEVER TOO EARLY" PREDICTIONS

MOST LIKELY

1. ADAM MCKAY (BACKSEAT)

Oscar Record: 2 nominations (as director, writer), with a win for writing The Big Short

Pre-Oscar Citations:
None

LIKELY

2. WES ANDERSON, ROMAN COPPOLA, KUNICHI NOMURA, JASON SCHWARTZMAN (ISLE OF DOGS)

Oscar Records:
Anderson: 6 nominations (as director, writer, producer), no win
Coppola: 1 nomination (as writer), no win
Nomura: No nomination
Schwartzman: No nomination

Pre-Oscar Citations:
None

MAYBE

3. DIABLO CODY (TULLY)

Oscar Record: 1 nomination and win for writing Juno

Pre-Oscar Citations:
None

POSSIBLE

4. DANIEL STIEPLEMAN (ON THE BASIS OF SEX)

Oscar Record: No nomination

Pre-Oscar Citations:
None

5. OJA KODAR, ORSON WELLES (THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND)

Oscar Record:
Kodar: No nomination
Welles: 3 nominations (as director, writer, actor), with a win for writing Citizen Kane

Pre-Oscar Citations:
None

7. Tamara Jenkins (Private Life)

Oscar Record: 1 nomination (as writer), no win

Pre-Oscar Citations:
None

7. Caroline Thompson, Robert Zemeckis (The Women of Marwen)

Oscar Records:
Thompson: No nomination
Zemeckis: 2 nominations (as director, writer), with a win for writing Forrest Gump

Pre-Oscar Citations:
None

8. Ari Aster (Hereditary)

Oscar Record: No nomination

Pre-Oscar Citations:
None

9. Scott Z. Burns (The Mercy)

Oscar Record: No nomination

Pre-Oscar Citations:
None

10. Jonathan Bernstein, James Greer (Unsane)

Oscar Record: No nomination

Pre-Oscar Citations:
None

Potential Major Players Currently Without Distributors (any of these can easily displace the lower-ranked contenders above once release dates are officially announced):
Andrew Heckler (Burden)
Ian McEwan (The Children Act)
Bo Burnham (Eighth Grade)
Sarah Ruhl (My Life On the Road)
Bryce Kass (Lizzie)
David Gordon Green (Newsflash)
Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)

Other Contenders:
Jean-Claude Carrière, Julian Schnabel (At Eternity's Gate)
Peter Hedges (Ben is Back)
Ethan Hawke, Sybil Rosen (Blaze)
Justin Haythe, Anthony McCarten (Bohemian Rhapsody)
Richard Glatzer, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Wash Westmoreland (Colette)
Marcus Hinchey (Come Sunday)
David Zellner, Nathan Zellner (Damsel)
Xavier Dolan, Jacob Tierney (The Death and Life of John F. Donovan)
Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi (Destroyer)
Paul Schrader (First Reformed)
David Auburn (Georgetown)
Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga (Green Book)
Rupert Everett (The Happy Prince)
Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau, Nick Laird, Zadie Smith (High Life)
Lars von Trier (The House That Jack Built)
Mike Makowsky (I Think We're Alone Now)
Helen Edmundson, Philippa Goslett (Mary Magdalene)
Oja Kodar, Orson Welles (The Other Side of the Wind)
Lone Scherfig (New York Winter Palace)
Paul Greengrass, Åsne Seierstad (Norway)
Matthew Orton (Operation Finale)
David Mackenzie (Outlaw King)
Sally Potter (The Party)
Mike Leigh (Peterloo)
Oren Moverman (Puzzle)
Terrence Malick (Radegund)
Woody Allen (A Rainy Day in New York)
Lindsay Shapero (Red Joan)
Aneesh Chaganty, Sev Ohanian (Search)
Steven Knight (Serenity)
Taylor Sheridan (Sicario 2: Soldado)
Crystal Moselle, Jen Silverman, Aslihan Unaldi (Skate Kitchen)
Boots Riley (Sorry to Bother You)
Jeff Pope (Stan and Ollie)
Steven McGregor, David Tranter (Sweet Country)
David Robert Mitchell (Under the Silver Lake)
Behn Zeitlin (Wendy)
Elizabeth Chomko (What They Had)
Darci Picoult (Where Is Kyra?)
Logan Miller, Noah Miller, Andy Weiss, Steve Kloves, Scott Silver (White Boy Rick)
Steven Knight (Woman Walks Ahead)

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