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88th Oscars. Oscar Contenders of 2015 - For prediction, discussion, entertainment purposes only

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Best Original Screenplay
Suffragette Inside Out The Hateful Eight Sicario Youth
Abi Morgan, an Emmy winner for The Hour, takes on this true story of the battle for the female vote
 Pixar has been in the writing categories multiple times in the past and with the reception of Inside Out it seems very likely again
Quentin Tarantino, who has won two Oscars for this category, could well be back with another shoot em up Western The Actor Taylor Sheridan, from Veronica Mars and Sons of Anarchy, has become a screenwriter. This FBI cartel drama is his first produced screenplay
 Popular at Cannes and if Oscar likes it as much as they liked Sorrentino's last picture (The Great Beauty) watch out because this one is in English


Other Major Possibilities

Ricki & The Flash
Demolition Untitled Howard Hughes Project
Annie Mumulo, an Oscar nominee for Bridesmaids is collaborating with the director David O. Russell who has been twice-nominated for writing
 Diablo Cody, who won the Oscar for Juno but no traction for the brilliant Young Adult is back with this Streep as musician pic


Brian Sipe has written a few under the radar films but pairing with Jean Marc-Vallee should change things

Let's hope that 'if you rest, you rust' doesn't apply to Warren Beatty who hasn't made a movie in 14 years. The icon has been nominated 4 times for writing but he has yet to win this category Can this wonderful road trip comedy, written with Lily in mind by its director Paul Weitz, previously nominated for writing About a Boy, win traction. We're crossing our fingers
Other Possibilities

Ex Machina, Irrational Man, and Southpaw

Longer Shots: I'll See You In My Dreams, Crimson Peak, Son of Saul, Louder Than Bombs, Midnight Special, Spy 

Falling Off Chart: Aloha got creamed by critics, The Sea of Trees booed at Cannes, Tomorrowland didn't register strongly in movie theaters, Knight of Cups, the latest from Terrence Malick, was moved to 2016; Demolition Man -moved to 2016


Best Adapted Screenplay Predictions
Steve Jobs
The Revenant
Bridge of Spies
The Danish Girl
The Program
 Aaron Sorkin, who won the Oscar in this category for The Social Network, is adapting the biography by Walter Isaacson
Iñárritu (who won for co-writing Birdman) and Mark L Smith who has mostly worked in low budget thrillers adapted this novel by Michael Punke The Coen Bros and Matt Charman co-wrote this true story which has also been a book (same title) by Giles Whittell but notes on the movie dont mention the book so perhaps they're considering themselves "original' (but then why the same name?) After years in development hell this adaptation of David Ebershoff's novel about Einer Wagoner who transitioned to life as Lili Elbe, was finally made with screenplay by Lucinda Coxon John Hodge, previously nominated for Trainspotting, adapts journalist David Walsh's "Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong" for director Stephen Frears


Other Major Possibilities

Brooklyn Carol I Saw the Light
Freeheld MacBeth
Novelist Nick Hornby, previously nominated in this category for An Education, adapts the novel by Colm Tóibín Phyllis Nagy, a previous Emmy nominee (Mrs Harris) adapted Patricia Highsmith's novel (also known as "The Price of Salt") for Todd Haynes Marc Abraham wrote this screenplay based on the biography of Hank Williams by Colin Escott 
 Ron Nyswaner, previously nominated for Philadelphia, adapted this Oscar winning documentary short into a feature 
Todd Louiso, Michael Lesslie and Jacob Koskoff adapting the Bard's tragedy. 
Other Possibilities

Creed, 45 Years, A Bigger Splash, Black Mass, Concussion, Genius, The Program, In the Heart of the Sea, The Lady in the Van, The Light Between Oceans, Mr Holmes, Pan, Trumbo, Truth, Tulip Fever

Longer Shots? The Lady in the Van, The 33, Beasts of No Nation, Creed, The Dressmaker, Far From Madding Crowd, The Martian, Pan, Snowden, The Walk, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,  

2015 or 2016? The Room (in post)