Mon. Mar 30th, 2020

2016 Oscar Predictions: ADAPTED and ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY


With Room hitting nearly every single critics awards Adapted Screenplay nomination list, the fight for the #1 spot is as close as its ever been. Interestingly enough, Carol‘s screenplay has missed out on quite a few mentions so those two are highly likely to swap places very soon. One stumble in Room‘s future will be its ineligibility at the Writers Guild of America nominations. The Big Short and Brooklyn are also very strong and that 5th spot is going to be a fight. The Martian or will Steve Jobs stage a comeback? Or will Anomalisa trump them both?

Carol 41 1
Room 39 2
The Big Short 29 3
Brooklyn 25 4
The Martian 10 5
Steve Jobs 4 6
Anomalisa 2 7

While it seemed like Original Screenplay was getting close to locked, the less than glowing reviews of Joy have knocked the film down to the #5 slot and as Ex Machina continues to rise with the critics awards there is a chance it will surpass Joy and end up an Oscar nominee. Outside of this list though is Trainwreck, which could also spoil. Spotlight, however, sits high on its #1 perch with a perfect score.

Spotlight 50 1
Inside Out 38 2
The Hateful Eight 26 3
Bridge of Spies 21 4
Joy 10 5
Ex Machina 3 6
Son of Saul 2 7

Follow the Gold Rush Gang’s Oscar predictions for Adapted Screenplay and Original Screenplay, click on the links.

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