Our look at the individual Oscar categories continue.  If you missed a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2014.  You can also see the official Oscar Predictions page for Best Original Screenplay.

Circuit Screenplay

And the Nominees are:

  • American Hustle – David O. Russell and Eric Warren Singer
  • Blue Jasmine – Woody Allen
  • Dallas Buyers Club – Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack
  • Her – Spike Jonze
  • Nebraska – Bob Nelson

Ah, the Best Original Screenplay race. Also known as the one place where the more hip, under-the-radar kids can be recognized where Best Picture looks increasingly out of range, it was the means for making the likes of Quentin Tarantino, Charlie Kaufman, and Pedro Almodóvar Academy Award winners. It also resists the pull of the Best Picture bandwagon if the frontrunner in question was not driven enough by its writing, and lo and behold we see Gravity share the fate of Avatar and Titanic by being absent here. That leaves a precursor champ and an Oscar juggernaut duking it out among three smaller critical darlings.  Here’s where the race stands now…