2017 Oscar Predictions – Best Adapted Screenplay

UPDATED – FEBRUARY 23, 2017 – FINAL PREDICTIONS – Another hard category to predict.  “Moonlight’s” WGA win makes it a strong contender here but “Hidden Figures” has come on strong.  Weirdly resembling a potential shocker in this category a la “Gods and Monsters.”  And then there’s “Arrival,” “Fences,” and “Lion,” all of which have a shot at the gold.  Let’s stay safe with “Moonlight” and await a potential upset.

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AND THE NOMINEES ARE

  1. Moonlight” – Barry Jenkins, Tarell McCraney
  2. Hidden Figures” – Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi
  3. Arrival” – Eric Heisserer
  4. Lion” – Luke Davies
  5. Fences” – August Wilson

THE NEXT FIVE MISSES

OTHER TOP-TIER MISSES

ALSO MISSED

  • Queen of Katwe” – William Wheeler
  • The Light Between Oceans” – Derek Cianfrance
  • Neruda” – Pablo Larraín
  • The BFG” – Melissa Matheson
  • A Bigger Splash” – David Kajganich
  • Julieta” – Pedro Almodovar
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” – J.K. Rowling
  • The Dressmaker” – Rosalie Ham Novel, Jocelyn Moorhouse, P.J. Hogan
  • Hello My Name is Doris” – Laura Terruso, Michael Showalter
  • Krisha” – Trey Edward Shults

OTHER MISSES

  • Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” – Jean-Christophe Castelli
  • Finding Dory” – Andrew Stanton
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” – Jane Goldman
  • The Little Prince” – Irena Brignull, Bob Persichetti
  • The Family Fang” – Daid Lindsay Abaire
  • American Pastoral” – John Romano
  • High Rise” – Amy Jump
  • Doctor Strange” – Jon Spaiths, C. Robert Cargill
  • Captain America: Civil War” – Christopher Markus, Stephen McFreely
  • Snowden” – Kieran Fitzgerald, Oliver Stone

UNRANKED CONTENDERS

  • Assassin’s Creed” – Bill Collage, Adam Cooper, Scott Frank, Michael Lesslie
  • Anthropoid” – Sean Ellis and Anthony Frewin
  • Deadpool” – Rhett Ree & Paul Wernick
  • The Girl on the Train” – Erin Cressida Wilson
  • Inferno” – David Koepp
  • The Magnificent Seven” – Nic Pozzolatto, John Lee Hancock
  • From Afar” – Lorenzo Vigas

*=could be deemed ORIGINAL
**=could be pushed back to 2017

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