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FINAL 2019 Oscar Predictions: ADAPTED and ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

From left: BlacKkKlansman and The Favourite – are they the favourites to win? Spike Lee is finally going to win a competitive Oscar to go along with his Honorary one from 2016. Although the screenplay for BlacKkKlansman has four credited writers (only four other times in Oscar history have that many shared a win) this is going to be Lee’s. …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: ADAPTED and ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (December)

BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features)The Favourite (Fox Searchlight) Both of the screenplay categories broke from Best Picture last year when Call Me By Your Name and Get Out, the overwhelming critical favorites, bested The Shape of Water to win their respective Adapted and Original categories. Even since the expansion of the Best Picture category in 2009, the connection between BP and its …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: ADAPTED and ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (November)

Black Panther (Disney) Adapted Screenplay sees some movement in the top 10 but If Beale Street Could Talk stays put at #1 for the second month in a row as the list’s biggest Best Picture player.  Moving up is Can You Ever Forgive Me? to the #2 spot. It’s hard to imagine the writers branch not going deep on a …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: ADAPTED and ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (September)

If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna) I’m still holding on to Spike Lee pulling off a competitive Oscar win with BlacKkKlansman but Barry Jenkins is a real threat to win this category again with If Beale Street Could Talk, which was the first runner-up for the People’s Choice Award at Toronto last weekend.  Beautiful Boy, A Star Is Born and …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: ADAPTED and ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (August)

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Fox Searchlight) Not much change this month, just a few placement moves in the top 5. Can You Ever Forgive Me? (does anyone else hear the Pet Shop Boys’ “Can You Forgive Her?” when they see that title?) moves up to #2 on the strength of its Toronto and Telluride festival appearances. It should be Fox …

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