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89th Oscars. Oscar Contenders of 2016 - For prediction, discussion, entertainment purposes only

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JULY PREDICTIONS

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Tier 1 - Predicted 5
Loving
Jeff Nichols
Manchester by the Sea
Kenneth Lonergan
The Birth of a Nation
Nate Parker
20th Century Women
Mike Mills
The Founder
Robert D Siegel
 
Tier 2 - Also Could Be Strong
Passengers
Jon Spaihts
La La Land
Damien Chazelle
Captain Fantastic
Matt Ross
The Lobster
Yorgos Lanthimos & Efthymis Filippou
Miss Sloane
Jonathan Perera

 

Other Titles

Collateral Beauty (Allan Loeb), Allied (Steven Knight), Morris From America (Chad Hartigan), Moana (Ron Clements, John Musker & Taika Waititi) The Book of Henry (Gregg Hurwitz), Free Fire (Ben Wheatley), Wild Oats (Gary Kanew & Claudia Myers), The Accountant (Bill Dubuque), A United Kingdom (Guy Hibbert), Beat Up Little Seagull Darci Picoult Elle (Paul Verhoeven)

 

Tier Extra - The Conscientous Voter
The following films, of interest in screenplay though these are not endorsements, have already been released. The conscientous voter will "Consider" early and throughout the year.

Hail, Caesar!
Ethan & Joel Coen
Swiss Army Man
Daniel Scheinert, Dan Kwan
Everybody Wants Some !!
Richard Linklater
The Witch
Robert Eggers (never nom'ed)
Zootopia
Jared Bush & Phil Johnston
 

 

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Tier 1 - Predicted 5
Fences
Tony Kushner adapting the play by August Wilson
Love & Friendship
from "Lady Susan" by Jane Austen
Arrival
from the short story by Ted Chiang
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Jean-Christopher Castelli adapting the novel by Ben Fountain
Silence
Jay Cocks adapting the novel by Shûsaku Endô
 

 

Tier 2 - Also Could Be Strong

The Girl on the Train
Erin Cressida Wilson adapting the novel by Paula Hawkins
Lion
Luke Davies adapting the novel "Long Way Home" by Saroo Brierley
Sully
Todd Komarnicki adapting the autobiography
The Light Between Oceans
Derek Cianfrance adapting the novel by ML Stedman
Nocturnal Animals
Tom Ford
adapting the novel "Tony and Susan" by Austin Wright

 

Other Titles

How to Talk to Girls at Parties (John Cameron Mitchell & Philippa Goslett) from the short story by Neil Gaiman, Wilson (Daniel Clowes) from his graphic novel), Snowden (Kieran Fitzgerald and Oliver Stone) from the book by Luke Harding and Anatoly Kucherena, Queen of Katwe (William Wheeler) from the book by Tim Crothers, The Lost City of Z (James Gray) from the book by David Grann, Assassin's Creed (Collage, Cooper, Lesslie) based on the video game, Elle (David Birke) based on the novel by Philippe Djian

 

Tier Extra - The Conscientous Voter
The following films, of interest in cinematography though these are not endorsements, have already been released. The conscientous voter will "Consider" early and throughout the year.

Deadpool
Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick based on the comic book character
The Family Fang
David Lindsay Abaire adapting the novel by Kevin Wilson
Hello My Name is Doris
Laura Terruso & Michael Showalter adapting from Terruso's short "Doris and the Intern"
The BFG
Melissa Matheson adapting the book by Roald Dahl
Krisha
Trey Edward Shults from his short film of the same name