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Oscar Watching: Guild Overload

Best Original Screenplay

Such a mess. Blue Jasmine, Hustle, and Nebraska scored both with the WGA and BAFTA, so all three films should show up in this category on nomination morning. Love for the Coen brothers should get them in for Inside Llewyn Davis; Gravity looks to lead the nominations, so a mention here would make sense. On their heels, however, are Woody Allen and the writers behind Dallas. I don’t see the Globes awarding any of the original scripts nominated in its consolidated screenplay category, which are Her, Hustle, and Nebraska, by the way

1. David O. Russell and Eric Singer for American Hustle

2. Bob Nelson for Nebraska

3. Spike Jonze for Her

4. Ethan and Joel Coen for Inside Llewyn Davis

5. Alfonso Cuarón and Jonás Cuarón for Gravity

6. Woody Allen for Blue Jasmine
7. Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack for Dallas Buyers Club
8. Nicole Holofcener for Enough Said
9. Ryan Coogler for Fruitvale Station
10. Jeff Nichols for Mud

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Best Adapted Screenplay

August and Lone Survivor scored WGA nods, but so many contenders – including front-runner 12 Years – found themselves ineligible for one reason or another. Oscar’s lineup should be similar to BAFTA’s, though the television film Behind the Candelabra, obviously, won’t show up. Oh, and I imagine 12 Years wins the screenplay Globe.

1. John Ridley for 12 Years a Slave

2. Billy Ray for Captain Phillips

3. Terence Winter for The Wolf of Wall Street

4. Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope for Philomena

5. Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, and Richard Linklater for Before Midnight

6. Abdellatif Kechiche and Ghalia Lacroix for Blue is the Warmest Color
7. Tracy Letts for August: Osage County
8. Peter Berg for Lone Survivor
9. Michael Petroni for The Book Thief
10. William Nicholson for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

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Donovan Warren

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Donovan Warren loves the wonderful world of film and all that comes with it. He specifically loves long takes, fabulous actresses, and keeping up with the Oscar season - even when it's far too early to make sense of anything.