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Posted by: Don, October 6th, 2016, 5:45pm
Best Adapted Screenplay Nominations

Arrival  (pdf format) by Eric Heisserer (Based  on  the story "Story of  Your Life" written  by  Ted  Chiang) host:Paramount

Fences  (pdf format) by August Wilson (based on his play) host:Paramount

Hidden Figures  (pdf format) by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi (Based on the book "Hidden Figures" by Margot Shetterly) host:Fox Movies

Lion  (pdf format) by Luke Davies (Based on the book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley) host:The Weinstein Company

Moonlight  (pdf format) by Barry Jenkins (Based on "In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue" By  Tarell  Alvin McCraney) host:A24




Best Original Screenplay Nominations

20th Century Woman  (pdf format) by Mike Mills host:A24

Hell or High Water  (pdf format) by Taylor Sheridan host:CBS Films

La La Land  (not available)  by Damien Chazelle host:Lionsgate

The Lobster  (not available)  by Yorgos Lanthimos & Efthimis Filippou host:A24

Manchester By The Sea  (pdf format))  by Kenneth Lonergan host:Amazon Studios


You can see all the award nominated scripts on the Scripts Studios are posting for award nominiations page.







So it begins.  Here are the first nine scripts posted by the studios for award consideration.  As I do every year (for the past 15 years) they will appear on SimplyScripts.  If I miss one, lemme know.

Universal Studios:

Bridget Jones's Baby - January 8th 2016 Final Shooting draft  script by Helen Fielding and Dan Mazer  and Emma Thompson (Based on the characters and story created by Helen Fielding )

The Girl On The Train - Undated, unspecified draft script by Erin Cressida Wilson (Adapted from the novel by Paula Hawkins)

Hail, Casesar - January 5th, 2015 blue revised draft script by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen

My Big Fat Greet Wedding 2 - Undated, unspecified draft script by Nia Vardalos

The Secret Life of Pets - Undated, unspecified draft script by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio and Brian Lynch


Bleeker Street

Anthropoid - June 24th 2015 version 20 shooting script script by Sean Ellis and Anthony Frewin

Captain Fantastic - September 2, 2014 final draft  script by Matt Ross

Denial - April 12, 2015 full blue draft  script by David Hare (Based on the book HISTORY ON TRIAL by Deborah E. Lipstadt)

Eye In The Sky - September 12, 2014 revised yellow shooting draft  script by Guy Hibbert
Posted by: eldave1, October 6th, 2016, 6:22pm; Reply: 1
cool - will check some of these out
Posted by: LC, October 6th, 2016, 6:51pm; Reply: 2
Bloody brilliant. Thanks Don. :)
Posted by: leitskev (Guest), October 6th, 2016, 7:18pm; Reply: 3
THANKS!
Posted by: Scar Tissue Films, October 7th, 2016, 12:51am; Reply: 4
Cheers, Don.
Posted by: AnthonyCawood, October 7th, 2016, 2:33am; Reply: 5
Awesome - tx Don
Posted by: stevie, October 9th, 2016, 12:38am; Reply: 6
Have started reading 'Anthropoid' which is based on a true story of WW2 when SS Officer Heydrich was assassinated by Czech Resistance. I saw the trailer a few months back, it stars Cillian Murphy.

Script is great. i love using 'beat' in my scripts and this one doesn't hold back on them lol
Posted by: pale yellow, October 9th, 2016, 8:09am; Reply: 7
Thanks Don! Looking forward to Girl on a Train... may go watch the movie today before I read it! :)
Posted by: BenL (Guest), October 10th, 2016, 7:45am; Reply: 8
Thanks! Will definitely check out Girl on the train.
Posted by: AlsoBen, October 10th, 2016, 8:02am; Reply: 9
Did Universal really submit a Bridget Jones' sequel for Oscar nomination?
Posted by: Don, October 21st, 2016, 7:19pm; Reply: 10

Quoted from AlsoBen
Did Universal really submit a Bridget Jones' sequel for Oscar nomination?


Yes.  Yes, they did.

Disney Studios

Zootopia - June 21, 2016 unspecified draft script by Jared Bush & Phil Johnston

Amazon Studios

Manchester By The Sea - March 10, 2015 final draft  script by Kenneth Lonergan

Love and Friendship - May 22, 2015 Partially conformed shooting  script by Whit Stillman (adapted from Jane Austen’s Love & Friendship -or- The Spirit of Jealousy & Perversity of Malice)
Posted by: Don, October 29th, 2016, 11:23pm; Reply: 11
Sony Pictures Classics is next out the gate with:

The Hollars - Undated, unspecified draft script by James C. Strouse

I Saw The Light - Undated, unspecified draft script by Marc Abraham

Julieta - Undated, unspecified draft script by Pedro Almodóvar

Maggie's Plan - Undated, unspecified draft script by Rebecca Miller (Based on a story by Karen Rinaldi)

The Meddler - April 1, 2015, unspecified draft script by Lorene Scafaria

Miles Ahead - Undated, unspecified draft script by Steven Baigelman & Don Cheadle


Posted by: AnthonyCawood, October 30th, 2016, 7:56am; Reply: 12
Tx again Don
Posted by: Don, November 2nd, 2016, 7:55pm; Reply: 13
Focus Features is next out the gate with:

Kubo … And The Two Strings - January 5, 2016 unspecified draft  script by Marc Haimes & Chris Butler (Story by Shannon Tindle & Marc Haimes) - hosted by: Focus Features - in pdf format

Kubo lives a quiet, normal life in a small shoreside village until a spirit from the past turns his life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta. This causes all sorts of havoc as gods and monsters chase Kubo who, in order to survive, must locate a magical suit of armor once worn by his late father, a legendary Samurai warrior.

Information courtesy of imdb.com


Loving - August 25, 2015 unspecified draft  script by Jeff Nichols - hosted by: Focus Features - in pdf format

Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, are sentenced to prison in Virginia in 1958 for getting married.





Information courtesy of imdb.com


Nocturnal Animals - September 23, 2015 unspecified draft script by Tom Ford (Based upon the novel "Tony and Susan" By Austin Wright) - hosted by: Focus Features - in pdf format

A "story inside a story," in which the first part follows a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second element follows the actual manuscript, called "Nocturnal Animals," which revolves around a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly. It also continues to follow the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself.

Information courtesy of imdb.com


A Monster Calls - September 25, 2015 unspecified draft script by Patrick Ness (Based on the novel "A Monster Calls" by Patrick Ness, Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd) - hosted by: Focus Features - in pdf format

The monster does not come walking often. This time it comes to Connor, and it asks for the one thing Connor cannot bring himself to do. Tell the truth. This is a very touching story about a boy who feels very damaged, guilty and mostly angry. He struggles at school with bullies, and pity looks from everyone, and at home with his mother's sickness. Will Connor overcome his problems? Will everything be okay? Will Connor be able to speak the truth?

Information courtesy of imdb.com


You will find these and more on the Scripts Studios are Posting for 2016 – 2017 Script Award Consideration page.
Posted by: RaphaelH, November 4th, 2016, 8:41am; Reply: 14
I've seen "Kubo and The Two Strings", and saw "A Monster Calls" three months early at the London Film Festival. They're both very interesting movies...
Posted by: Don, November 4th, 2016, 8:28pm; Reply: 15
Nocturnal Animals and A Monster Calls have been pulled by focus features.  I suspect they released them by accident.  I'm sure they will be back.
Posted by: Don, November 17th, 2016, 8:41pm; Reply: 16
Two more scripts for your consideration - Elle and Sing

Sony Classics brings us:

Elle - Undated, unspecified draft script by David Birke (Based on the novel "Oh..." by Philippe Djian)

and Universal Pictures brings us:

Sing - Undated, unspecified draft script by Garth Jennings

Check them all out on the Scripts Studios are Posting for Award Consideration page


Posted by: StevenClark, November 18th, 2016, 3:16pm; Reply: 17
Someone give me a heads up if Chronic is released! Thanks.
Posted by: Don, November 22nd, 2016, 9:35pm; Reply: 18
Fox Searchlight is next out the gate with:

Birth of a Nation - June 15, 2015 Yellow draft shooting  script by Nate Parker (story by Nate Parker & Jean McGianni Celestin) - hosted by: Fox Searchlight Pictures - in pdf format

Set against the antebellum South, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat's preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities - against himself and his fellow slaves - Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom. W

Information courtesy of imdb.com


Jackie - Undated, unspecified draft script by Noah Oppenheim - hosted by: Fox Searchlight Pictures - in pdf format

JACKIE is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. JACKIE places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband's legacy and the world of "Camelot" that they created and loved so well.

Information courtesy of imdb.com


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Posted by: AmbitionIsKey, November 22nd, 2016, 9:38pm; Reply: 19
Have been looking for The Girl on The Train for a while. Smashing film, book was good too.

Thanks!
Posted by: Don, December 2nd, 2016, 10:50pm; Reply: 20
Warner Brothers is out of the gate with:

Sully - November 18, 2015 blue revised draft shooting  script by Todd Komarnicki (based on the book "Highest Duty: My Search For What Really Matters" by Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III and Jeffrey Zaslow) - hosted by: Warner Bros - in pdf format

On Thursday, January 15th, 2009, the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain Chesley Sullenberger, nicknamed "Sully" glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.

Information courtesy of imdb.com


Sony Classics is the gift that keeps on giving with:

The Comedian - Undated, unspecified draft script by Art Linson & Jeff Ross and Richard Lagravenese and Lewis Friedman (story by Art Linson) - hosted by: Sony Classics - in pdf format

Jackie Burke, an aging comic icon, has seen better days. Despite his efforts to reinvent himself and his comic genius, the audience only wants to know him as the former television character he once played. Already a strain on his younger brother and his wife, Jackie is forced to serve out a sentence doing community service for accosting an audience member. While there, he meets Harmony, the daughter of a sleazy Florida real estate mogul, and the two find inspiration in one another.

Information courtesy of imdb.com


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Posted by: Don, December 6th, 2016, 6:48pm; Reply: 21
Paramount gives us two for your consideration.

Arrival - August 20, 2015 final shooting draft  script by Eric Heisserer ( Based  on  the story "Story of  Your Life" written  by  Ted  Chiang) - hosted by: Paramount - in pdf format

When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team - led by expert linguist Louise Banks - is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers - and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Fences - Undated, unspecified draft script by August Wilson (based on his play) - hosted by: Paramount - in pdf format

An African-American father struggles with race relations in the United States while trying to raise his family in the 1950s and coming to terms with the events of his life.




Information courtesy of imdb.com


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Posted by: AnthonyCawood, December 7th, 2016, 2:37am; Reply: 22
Thanks Don
Posted by: Don, December 10th, 2016, 12:59pm; Reply: 23
The Weinstein Company comes out with four for your consideration.

The Founder - Undated, unspecified draft script by Robert Siegel - hosted by: The Weinstein Company - in pdf format

The true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers' speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Gold - Undated, unspecified draft script by Patrick Massett & John Zinman - hosted by: The Weinstein Company - in pdf format

GOLD is the epic tale of one man’s pursuit of the American dream and everything he’ll do to keep it from falling apart. Kenny Wells, a man raised in the mining business and desperate for a lucky break, teams up with a mythic geologist and sets off on an amazing journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia. When they make the largest gold find in history, Kenny realizes his dream was only the beginning of the adventure, battling corrupt politicians, Wall Street tycoons and law enforcement, all of whom want to take it from him.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Lion - Undated, unspecified draft script by Luke Davies (Based on the book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley) - hosted by: The Weinstein Company - in pdf format

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Sing Street - Undated, unspecified draft script by John Carney - hosted by: The Weinstein Company - in pdf format

A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

Information courtesy of imdb.com



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Posted by: leitskev (Guest), December 10th, 2016, 3:12pm; Reply: 24
thanks, Don
Posted by: Don, December 14th, 2016, 1:23pm; Reply: 25
Sony Pictures Classics dumps out his purse with four more

For Your Consideration

Equity - Undated, unspecified draft  script by Amy Fox (story by Sarah Megan Thomas, Alysia Reiner, Amy Fox) - hosted by: Sony Classics - in pdf format

Naomi Bishop is an investment banker determined to overcome a previous stain to her professional reputation, which is a challenge in the male dominated financial sector she works in. As Naomi in that spirit makes her move managing a burgeoning new tech IPO, she has to endure not only the condescension of her colleagues, but also her imperious client even as troubling new developments cloud the venture's future. Against that, the probing of a college friend turned Federal investment law prosecutor and the conniving of her double-dealing boyfriend seem to be manageable complications, until a betrayal by a trusted colleague threatens to ruin everything.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Land of Mine - Undated, unspecified draft  script by Martin Zandvliet - hosted by: Sony Classics - in pdf format

In the wake of the Second World War, the Danish authorities force thousands of German prisoners of war to defuse the millions of mines buried on Danish beaches.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

The Red Turtle - Undated, unspecified draft  script by Michael Dudok De Wit - hosted by: Sony Classics - in pdf format

The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Toni Erdmann - Undated, unspecified draft  script y Maren Ade - hosted by: Sony Classics - in pdf format

A father tries to reconnect with his adult daughter.

Information courtesy of imdb.com



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Posted by: Don, December 14th, 2016, 6:32pm; Reply: 26
Thanks Barkisd for the heads up on this one!

CBS Films is up with this For Your Consideration Script

Hell or High Water - Undated, unspecified draft script by Taylor Sheridan - hosted by: CBS Films - in pdf format

Two brothers -- Toby,a straight-living, divorced father trying to make a better life for his sons; and Tanner, a short-tempered ex-con with a loose trigger finger -- come together to rob branch after branch of the bank that is foreclosing on their family land.  The hold-ups are part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future that powerful forces beyond their control have stolen from under their feet.  Vengeance seems to be theirs until they find themselves in the crosshairs of a relentless, foul-mouthed Texas Ranger looking for one last triumph on the eve of his retirement.  As the brothers plot a final bank heist to complete their plan, a showdown looms at the crossroads where the last honest law man and a pair of brothers with nothing to live for except family, collide.

Information courtesy of imdb.com



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Posted by: Angry Bear, December 14th, 2016, 8:02pm; Reply: 27
I have not seen Hell or High Water, but I've heard great things about it. I cracked open the script and I think it's written the way, I wish I could write. Paints very specific visuals with minimum words and breaking rules while doing so.  ;)
Posted by: Don, December 16th, 2016, 9:24am; Reply: 28
Thanks Barkisd for the assist on these two!

A24 uploads two For Your Consideration Script

Moonlight - Undated, unspecified draft  script by Barry Jenkins (Based on "In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue" By  Tarell  Alvin McCraney) - hosted by: A24 - in pdf format

A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.



Information courtesy of imdb.com

20th Century Woman - Undated, unspecified draft  script by Mike Mills - hosted by: A24 - in pdf format

The story of three women who explore love and freedom in Southern California during the late 1970s.





Information courtesy of imdb.com





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Posted by: eldave1, December 16th, 2016, 11:16am; Reply: 29

Quoted from Angry Bear
I have not seen Hell or High Water, but I've heard great things about it. I cracked open the script and I think it's written the way, I wish I could write. Paints very specific visuals with minimum words and breaking rules while doing so.  ;)


I thought it was just an average movie - b-
Posted by: Don, December 20th, 2016, 7:06pm; Reply: 30
Paramount comes out with Silence for your consideration

Silence - May 7, 2015 final shooting  script by Jay Cocks &  Martin  Scorsese - hosted by: Paramount - in pdf format

The story of two Catholic missionaries who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor  - at a time when Catholicism was outlawed and their presence forbidden.



Information courtesy of imdb.com


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Posted by: Don, January 9th, 2017, 6:20pm; Reply: 31
Fox Movies gives us Hidden Figures (thanks Barksid for the heads up)

Hidden Figures - May 12, 2016 shooting draft script  by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi (Based on the book "Hidden Figures" by Margot Shetterly) - hosted by: Fox Movies - in pdf format

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes. 

Information courtesy of imdb.com


Check out more on the Scripts Up For Award Consideration page

And here is a link for La La Land - (not a studio supplied link, tho)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzvMBAYIUy_KMnN6OXFnMU4wTzg/view
Posted by: Don, January 12th, 2017, 5:41pm; Reply: 32
Deadpool posted by 20th Century Fox

Thanks Barksid for the heads up!

Deadpool - November 16, 2015 final shooting  script by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick - hosted by: 20th Century Fox - in pdf format

This is the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Information courtesy of imdb.com


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Posted by: Don, January 24th, 2017, 11:52am; Reply: 33
The nominations are out

Best Adapted Screenplay Nominations

Arrival  (pdf format) by Eric Heisserer (Based  on  the story "Story of  Your Life" written  by  Ted  Chiang) host:Paramount

Fences  (pdf format) by August Wilson (based on his play) host:Paramount

Hidden Figures  (pdf format) by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi (Based on the book "Hidden Figures" by Margot Shetterly) host:Fox Movies

Lion  (pdf format) by Luke Davies (Based on the book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley) host:The Weinstein Company

Moonlight  (pdf format) by Barry Jenkins (Based on "In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue" By  Tarell  Alvin McCraney) host:A24




Best Original Screenplay Nominations

20th Century Woman  (pdf format) by Mike Mills host:A24

Hell or High Water  (pdf format) by Taylor Sheridan host:CBS Films

La La Land  (not available)  by Damien Chazelle host:Lionsgate

The Lobster  (not available)  by Yorgos Lanthimos & Efthimis Filippou host:A24

Manchester By The Sea  (pdf format))  by Kenneth Lonergan host:Amazon Studios


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