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Directors of For Sama

Lulu Wang (The Farewell)
Ritesh Batra (Photograph)
Schmidt & Abrantes (Diamantino)
Wanuri Kahiu (Rafiki)
Jia Zhang-ke (Ash is Purest White)

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Tier 1 Original Screenplay Predictions

 The Farewell

Lulu Wang
(never nominated)
July 12th

 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Quentin Tarantino
(3 noms and 2 wins in this category)
July 26th
The Report
Scott Z Burns
(never nominated)
Nov 15th

 Pain & Glory

Pedro Almodóvar
(1 nom | 1 win in this category)
Oct 4th
Queen & Slim
James Frey & Lena Waithe
(never nominated)
Nov 27th
Tier 2 - Or maybe these? 
Kasi Lemmons & Gregory Allen Howard
(never nominated)
Nov 1st
Untitled Roger Ailes Film
Charles Randolph
(1 nom | 1 win)
Dec 20th

 Blinded by the Light

Paul Mayeda Berges, Sarfraz Manzoor, and Gurinda Chada
(never nom'ed)
Aug 14th

Jordan Peele
(1 nom / 1 win in this category)
March 22nd 

 The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Joe Talbot & Rob Richert
(never nominated)
June 14th
Tier 3 - Too early to rule anything out...


  • 1917
  • Ad Astra
  • The Aeronauts
  • Blinded by the Light
  • Booksmart
  • Late Night
  • The Lighthouse
  • Lucy in the Sky
  • Midsommar
  • The Two Popes
  • The Truth
  • Yesterday




Tier 1 Adapted Screenplay Predictions

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Michal Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster
Nov 22nd

Based on the Esquire profile by Tom Junod

The Laundromat

Scott Z Burns
(never nominated)
Release TBA

Based on the book by Jake Bernstein

JoJo Rabbit
Taika Waititi
(never nominated *in this category)
Nov 27th

Based on the novel by Christine Leunens

Little Women

Greta Gerwig
(1 nom for writing)
Dec 25th

Based on the book by Louisa May Alcott

 Just Mercy


Destin Daniel Cretton & Andrew Lanham
(never nominated)
Dec 25th

Based on the memoir by Bryan Stevenson

Tier 2- Or maybe these ? 


Tom Edge
(never nominated)
Sept 27th

Based on the play "End of Rainbow" by Peter Quilter

The Irishman

Steven Zaillian
(4 noms | 1 win)

Based on the book "I Heard You Paint Houses" by Charles Brandt

The Goldfinch 

Peter Straughan
(1 nomination)
Sept 13th

Based on the novel by Donna Tartt

The Good Liar 

Jeffrey Hatcher
(never nominated)
Nov 15th

Based on the novel by Nicholas Searle

Ford v Ferrarri

Jez and John-Henry Butterworth, Jason Keller (never nom'ed), and James Mangold (1 nomination)
Nov 15th

Based on the book "Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans" by AJ Baime

Tier 3 - We might be underestimating...


  • Downhill
  • Downton Abbey
  • Gloria Bell
  • Joker
  • Luce
  • Motherless Brooklyn
  • Personal History of David Copperfield
  • Radioactive
  • Where'd You Go Bernadette?