Tue. Mar 31st, 2020

2021 Oscars: The Screenplay Contenders (February)

Check out a full list below of Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Screenplay contenders and my current top 10 (in alphabetical order) for February.

2021 BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY TOP 10 PREDICTIONS (February)

  • The Father (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • Hillbilly Elegy (Netflix)
  • The Humans (A24)
  • I’m Thinking of Ending Things (Netflix)
  • The Midnight Sky (Netflix)
  • News of the World (Universal)
  • Next Goal Wins (Searchlight)
  • Nightmare Alley (Searchlight)
  • Nomadland (Searchlight)
  • Untitled Nora Fingscheidt Project (Netflix)

2021 BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY CONTENDERS

  • Blonde (Netflix)
  • Dune (Warner Bros)
  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Searchlight)
  • The Father (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • French Exit (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • The Green Knight (A24)
  • Hillbilly Elegy (Netflix)
  • The Humans (A24)
  • I’m Thinking of Ending Things (Netflix)
  • In the Heights (Warner Bros)
  • The Last Duel (20th Century)
  • The Life Ahead (Netflix)
  • Macbeth (A24)
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix)
  • The Midnight Sky (Netflix)
  • News of the World (Universal)
  • Next Goal Wins (Searchlight)
  • Nightmare Alley (Searchlight)
  • Nomadland (Searchlight)
  • Prisoner 760 (STX Entertainment)
  • The Prom (Netflix)
  • Untitled Nora Fingscheidt Project (Netflix)
  • West Side Story (20th Century)
  • The White Tiger (Netflix)
  • Wild Mountain Thyme (Bleecker Street)

CURRENTLY WITHOUT DISTRIBUTION

  • Benedetta
  • Flag Day
  • Passing
  • The Story of My Wife

2021 BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY TOP 10 PREDICTIONS (February)

  • C’mon C’mon (A24)
  • Da 5 Bloods (Netflix)
  • The French Dispatch (Searchlight)*
  • Last Night in Soho (Focus Features)
  • Mank (Netflix)
  • Minari (A24)
  • On the Rocks (A24/Apple+)
  • Stillwater (Focus Features)
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Paramount)**
  • Untitled David O. Russell Project aka Amsterdam (20th Century)

2021 BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY CONTENDERS

  • Ammonite (Neon)
  • Annette (Amazon)
  • Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar (Lionsgate)
  • C’mon C’mon (A24)
  • Da 5 Bloods (Netflix)
  • Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (20th Century)
  • The French Dispatch (Searchlight)
  • Herself (Amazon)
  • I’m Your Woman (Amazon)
  • Kajillionaire (A24)
  • Land (Focus Features)
  • Last Night in Soho (Focus Features)
  • Mank (Netflix)
  • Minari (A24)
  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always (Focus Features)
  • On the Rocks (A24/Apple+)
  • Respect (MGM)
  • The Roads Not Taken (Bleecker Street)
  • Soul (Disney/Pixar)
  • Stillwater (Focus Features)
  • Tenet (Warner Bros)
  • Those Who Wish Me Dead (Warner Bros)
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Paramount)
  • The King of Staten Island (Paramount)
  • Untitled David O. Russell Project aka Amsterdam (20th Century)
  • Untitled Fred Hampton Film aka Jesus was my Homeboy (Warner Bros)
  • Untitled Lila Neugebauer aka Red, White, Water (A24)
  • Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson Film (Focus Features)

CURRENTLY WITHOUT DISTRIBUTION

  • Breaking News in Yuba County
  • Druk
  • Harry Haft
  • Supernova
  • The United States v Billie Holliday

*The French Dispatch is currently in Original Screenplay but there is a possibility it is deemed adapted based on this section of a piece in The New Yorker (‘in a segment based on “The Events in May: A Paris Notebook,” Mavis Gallant’s two-part article from 1968.’)

**There is adaptation source for Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 so it sits in Original until otherwise noted

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