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    Six Spot: Paul Thomas Anderson Vs. Science Fiction in the 2012 Original Screenplay Race?

    Welcome to our favorite part of Mondays. Check out our special sixth installment of the latest Six Spot series, spotlighting all the people who came in 6th place at the Oscars. The 2012 Oscar race for Original Screenplay was a very interesting one this year. While the Adapted Screenplay race featured five Best Picture nominees, the Original […] More

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    Writers Guild Awards Screenplay Nominations: ‘A Quiet Place,’ ‘Black Panther,’ and ‘Beale Street’ Make the Cut

    Joining in on today’s festivities is the Writers Guild of America or WGA. Despite a few films, like “The Favourite,” ruled ineligible to compete at the WGAs, the nominees still hold a certain level of predictability for the Oscars. The bubble screenplays of “A Quiet Place,” “Eighth Grade,” and “Black Panther” all grabbed nominations in their respective categories. […] More

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    Oscar Nominees Statements: Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani, ‘The Big Sick’ (Original Screenplay)

    Below please find official statements/reactions from Original Screenplay nominees Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani from “The Big Sick.” “We are thrilled and honored to be nominated for The Big Sick. We got a masterclass in storytelling from our producers, Barry Mendel and Judd Apatow, and from our director Michael Showalter- all of whom pushed […] More

  • What the ‘Whiplash’ Screenplay Mix Up Could Mean for the Oscars

    Recent news broke via Mark Harris about Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash” appearing on Oscar ballots as an Adapted Screenplay, and not in Original as its been campaigned.  With the lack of contenders in Adapted Screenplay, it would seem on paper that Chazelle’s script may have an easy road to a nomination, perhaps even a win contending […] More

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    Good Reads: “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” & “Dog Day Afternoon”

    The second instalment of ‘Good Reads’ takes us back to 1975 with two classics winning the top screenplay prizes. Adapted: One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, written by Bo Goldman and Lawrence Hauben (based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Ken Kesey) and original: Dog Day Afternoon, written by Frank Pierson. (links […] More

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    ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Confirmed to Compete in Original Screenplay for the Oscars

    There are going to be a lot of these this year, “straddlers” between lead and supporting, original and adapted, contender or pretender.  One of the question’s answered today is one that not too many people had but has been confirmed nonetheless.  Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel opened to outstanding reviews in early March.  When released, many […] More

  • Watch the First Trailer for ‘Whiplash’ Starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons

    From Sony Pictures Classics, we get our first look at the trailer for Damien Chazelle‘s Whiplash, the hit film that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January.  If you have been following the Awards Circuit and listening to our weekly podcast, J.K. Simmons has come up a lot as a potential threat in the […] More

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