We’re coming to the end of the first part of an annual tradition for me here at The Awards Circuit, which is of course the making of early groupings of the hopefuls for each major Oscar category. This is the second to last one, and tackles the Best Adapted Screenplay race. After I finish, I’ll be turning it over to Robert to handle the tech categories, something he’s very capable of doing, and I’ll be excited to read his take. For now, we’ll focus here though. I willingly admit that my success rate is still to be determined with this year’s crop of articles, but that kind of comes with the territory of Oscar prognostication, and I’m a bit more confident this year than usual about them. I guess I’m getting wiser with age. Both this screenplay article and next week’s one tackling Original Screenplay will be a tad lighter than usual, not in terms of the number of films (or in these cases films and their scripts) but in the number of big time contenders, mainly because it’s a the only categories that really limit what you can work from, so it’s a little harder. I did my best though, so at least give me credit for that! I think most of you will be happy with these rankings, but that ultimately remains to be seen, I suppose. Enough delays though, let’s get on with the list and size up the Best Adapted Screenplay field!