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Best Adapted Screenplay 2011 – 2012

Best Adapted Screenplay

Listed in accordance to likely win

Nominees

The Descendants” (Nat Faxon, Alexander Payne, Jim Rash)

Moneyball” (Aaron Sorkin, Steve Zallian)

“Hugo” (John Logan)

“The Ides of March” (George Clooney, Grant Heslov)

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” (Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughan)

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Analysis 

Updated: December 20, 2011

The WGA won’t be helping out with the writing categories given it’s yet another year of startling disqualifications. As it stands, the category looks to be filled with typical Best Picture contenders and a usual lone wolf contender. Drive would be a nice surprise, but I’m thinking this will be where The Ides of March might get a mention.

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Analysis 

Updated: December 3, 2011

Hugo jumps into the fray and really shakes up the possibilities here. Otherwise, it’s a fairly straightforward category filled with Best Picture hopefuls. Moneyball definitely has the potential to move up here, and provides the stiffest competition for The Descendants, especially given the film’s New York film critics’ citation.

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Analysis 

Updated: October 15, 2011

The question mark rests with Steve Zallian – go for Moneyball or The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo? Given the buzz circulating around Dragon Tattoo, I’d wager that’s the train to ride on.

Watch out for A Dangerous Method – it’s dialogue intensiveness will certainly keep it in play. The whole film feels like a spoiler, and if there’s one spot I feel it might really shake things up, it’s in the Adapted field.
 
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