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"I didn't even notice the stars at first but that's why I like it. Tag line is clever. I hope Burton gone substance over style (while being stylish) with this one." - Jija

"The art is ugly creepy kitsch... that is, slightly above dogs playing pool and black-velvet Elvis. I have a hard time grasping why we should care who created it..." - Owen

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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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SCREENPLAY CATEGORIES ARE MUCH MORE FLUID THAN THEY USED TO BE ...SO TAKE THE CATEGORIZATIONS WITH A GRAIN OF SALT FOR THE MOMENT.


Original Screenplay - September 25th Predictions
BOYHOOD
Richard Linklater
BIRDMAN
Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo
GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
Wes Anderson
WHIPLASH
Damian Chazelle
A MOST VIOLENT YEAR
J.C. Chandor
 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? The writing branch is usually kind to this kind of stylistic meta feat. Will the team pull it off? 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  Such a crowd pleaser that it seems likely to win early traction in a couple of places  
 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
Tier 2 - Other Strong Possibilities
FOXCATCHER
Bennett Miller & Dan E Futterman
INTERSTELLAR
Jonathan Nolan & Christopher Nolan
MR TURNER
Mike Leigh
SELMA
Paul Webb

PRIDE
Stephen Beresford

(PREVIOUSLY ON ADAPTED CHART)

Like Budapest, another gray case, but it's going Original though it's based on Mark Schultz autobiography and other documents involving the case

Will this film have the same Oscar fate as previous Nolan family efforts?   The screenwriting branch loves Mike Leigh despite or maybe because of his rehearsal writing with the actors process If Oscar goes for this will they go for it in a big way or just a couple of elements?
Based on a true story but it deftly handles quite a juggling act of characters and themes. And it's loveable and quotable
Tier 3 - more options because you never know...

IDA - Pawel Pawlikowski & Rebecca Lenkiewicz
FURY - david ayer
BIG EYES - Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski
BEGIN AGAIN -
John Carney
ST. VINCENT
- Theodore Melfi
PRIDE
- Stephen Beresford
MAPS TO THE STARS
- Bruce Wagner
CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA -
Olivier Assayas
THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY
Ned Benson
THE IMMIGRANT - James Gray & Ric Minello
THE JUDGE
- Nick Schenk, David Seidler, and Bill Dubuque
NIGHTCRAWLER - Dan Gilroy
LOVE IS STRANGE - Ira Sachs & Mauricio Zacharias

 

Best Adapted Screenplay -September 25th Predictions
GONE GIRL
Gillian Flynn
IMITATION GAME
Graham Moore
WILD
Nick Hornby
THEORY OF EVERYTHING
Anthony McCarten
INHERENT VICE
Paul Thomas Anderson
(based on the novel by Gillian Flynn)
(based on the nonfiction book by Andrew Hodges)
(based on the memoir by Cheryl Strayed)
(based on "“Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen,”" by Jane Wilde)
(based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon)
Tier 2 - Other Strong Possibilities
UNBROKEN
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Richard LaGravenese, William Nicholson
STILL ALICE
Richard Glatzer & Wash Westmoreland
INTO THE WOODS
James Lapine

MEN WOMEN & CHILDREN
Jason Reitman & Eric Cressida Wilson

(based on the nonfiction book by Laura Hillenbrand)
(based on the novel by )
(based on the musical by Stephen Sondheim with book by James Lapine)
(based on the novel by Chad Kultgen)
Tier 3 - more options on account of you never know...

ANNIE - Aline Brosh McKenna, Will Gluck, and Emma Thompson (based on the stage musical)
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - (based on the comic book)
ROSEWATER - john Stewart (based on the nonfiction book by Maziar Bahari & Aimee Molloy)
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
KILL THE MESSENGER - Peter Landesmann (based on the book by Nick Shou and Gary Webb)
SNOWPIERCER - based on the graphic novel Le Transperceneige)