Every film begins with the written word; pen to paper, fingers to keyboard. Whether it’s adapted from a book or a play or a previous work or directly from the mind of the film’s creators, every move and moment begins here.
Here are the full scripts for the 10 Oscar-nominated screenplays up for Academy Awards this year.
Writing (Original Screenplay)
Judas and the Black Messiah
Screenplay by Will Berson & Shaka King; Story by Will Berson & Shaka King and Kenny Lucas & Keith Lucas
Written by Lee Isaac Chung
Promising Young Woman
Written by Emerald Fennell
Sound of Metal
Screenplay by Darius Marder & Abraham Marder; Story by Darius Marder & Derek Cianfrance
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Written by Aaron Sorkin
Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Dan Swimer & Peter Baynham & Erica Rivinoja & Dan Mazer & Jena Friedman & Lee Kern; Story by Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Dan Swimer & Nina Pedrad
Screenplay by Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller
Written for the screen by Chloé Zhao
The White Tiger
Written for the screen by Ramin Bahrani
To download 47 more screenplays from 2020, check them out at The Blacklist here.