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87th Oscars. The Oscar Contenders of 2014 - For prediction, discussion and entertainment purposes only. This is not a endorsement of quality work, especially since no one has seen the pictures yet!

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Original Screenplay - August 7th Predictions
BIRDMAN
Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo
A MOST VIOLENT YEAR
J.C. Chandor
MR TURNER
Mike Leigh
GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
Wes Anderson
SELMA
Paul Webb
The writing branch is usually kind to this kind of stylistic meta feat. Will the team pull it off?    Film #3 and he's shown such range that if this is a rich family crime drama it might take his career to the next level  The screenwriting branch loves Mike Leigh despite or maybe because of his rehearsal writing with the actors process  That "inspired by the writings of..." tag will give it some leeway in campaigning but I suspect this category is where they'll try it  
If Oscar goes for this will they go for it in a big way or just a couple of elements?
Tier 2 - Other Strong Possibilities
BOYHOOD
Richard Linklater
INTERSTELLAR
Jonathan Nolan & Christopher Nolan
BIG EYES
Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski
ST VINCENT
Theodore Melfi

LOVE IS STRANGE
Ira Sachs & Mauricio Zacharias

 The movie has become an indie event but will its loose make it up as we go along feel hurt it in this category while helping it in direction? Will this film have the same Oscar fate as previous Nolan family efforts?   They sadly missed a nomination for Ed Wood but this time they're taking on a painter and that's more Oscar friendly than "the worst filmmaker of all time"  If this dramedy is both emotionally affecting and really funny, its screenplay chances could be rosy Beautifully written and performed but will it be too small, too indie, or too gay for voters? Needs more promotion and soon. 
Tier 3 - more options because you never know...

IDA - Pawel Pawlikowski & Rebecca Lenkiewicz
BEGIN AGAIN -
John Carney
PRIDE
- Stephen Beresford
MAPS TO THE STARS
- Bruce Wagner
CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA -
Olivier Assayas
THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY
Ned Benson
FURY - David Ayer
THE IMMIGRANT - James Gray & Ric Minello
THE JUDGE
- Nick Schenk, David Seidler, and Bill Dubuque
NIGHTCRAWLER - Dan Gilroy

Will they come out this year or next???
THE COBBLER -
Thomas McCarthy & Paul Sado
MOMMY -
Xavier Dolan
PAWN SACRIFICE
- Steven Knight, Stephen Rivelle, and Christopher Wilkinson
MIDNIGHT SPECIAL - Jeff Nichols
MOJAVE - William Monahan
A LITTLE CHAOS -
Alison Deegan
THE WATER DIVINER
- Andrew Knight and Andrew Anastasios 

 

Best Adapted Screenplay - August 7th Predictions
GONE GIRL
Gillian Flynn
THEORY OF EVERYTHING
Anthony McCarten
FOXCATCHER
E Max Frye & Dan Futterman
IMITATION GAME
Graham Moore
ROSEWATER
Jon Stewart
(based on the novel by Gillian Flynn)
"“Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen,”" by Jane Wilde)
(based on the autobiography of Mark Schultz)
(based on the nonfiction book by Andrew Hodges)
(based on the nonfiction book by Maziar Bahari & Aimee Molloy)
Tier 2 - Other Strong Possibilities
INHERENT VICE
Paul Thomas Anderson
WILD
Nick Hornby
WHIPLASH
Damien Chazelle
UNBROKEN
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Richard LaGravenese, William Nicholson

TRASH
Richard Curtis

(based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon) (inspired by (based on the novel by Irene Nemirovsky)
(based on the memoir by Cheryl Strayed)
(based on his own short film)
(based on the nonfiction book by Laura Hillenbrand)
(based on the novel by Andy Mulligan with additional material by Felipe Braga)
Tier 3 - 15 more options on account of you never know...

ANNIE - Aline Brosh McKenna, Will Gluck, and Emma Thompson (based on the stage musical)
SUITE FRANÇAISE - (based on the novel by Irene Nemirovsky)
THE BOXTROLLS - Irena Brignull (based on the book by Alan Snow)
END OF THE TOUR - Donald Marguiles (based on the book by David Lipsky)
EXODUS: GODS & KINGS - Bill Collage, Adam Cooper, Steven Zaillain (based on characters in the Bible)
THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY - Steven Knight
DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES - Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa, Amada Silver
INTO THE WOODS - James Lapine (based on the stage musical by Stephen Sondheim with book by James Lapine)
KILL THE MESSENGER - Peter Landesmann (based on the book by Nick Shou and Gary Webb)
MEN WOMEN AND CHILDREN - Jason Reitman & Erin Cressida Wilson (based on the novel by Chad Kultgen)
MISS JULIE - Liv Ullman (based on the August Strindberg play)
SNOWPIERCER - based on the graphic novel Le Transperceneige)
TWO FACE OF JANUARY -Hossein Amini (based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith)

Will they come out this year or next???
TRUE STORY
- David Kajganich (based on the memoir by Michael Finkel)
CAROL
- Phyllis Nagy (based on the Patricia Highsmith novel)
DARK PLACES
- Gilles Paquet-Brenner (based on the book by Gillian Flynn)