Oscar Nominated Screenplays

Update: Jan 2017 — Added the full nominations for the 89th Oscars.

Update: Feb 2016 — Updated Winners: Big Short, Spotlight

Update: Jan 2016 — Added the full 2015 nominations.

Update: Nov 2015 — Found: American Sniper, Inherent Vice

oscarNow that we’ve had this years academy award winners have been announced, I thought it might be an opportune time to share the nominated PDF screenplays I’ve managed to procure while trawling the internets.

Obviously I own not any of them, rights or anything, most of these screenplays were shared openly by the studios, others a simple google search away. All I’ve done is collate them & share on my dropbox.


Included Screenplays:

// 2016 – 89th Academy Awards //

/ Adapted /
Arrival – Eric Heisserer
Fences – August Wilson
Hidden Figures – Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi
Lion – Luke Davies
Moonlight – Barry Jenkins

/ Original /
20th Century Women – Mike Mills
Hell or High Water – Taylor Sheridan
La La Land – Damien Chazelle
Lobster, The – Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou
Manchester by the Sea – Kenneth Lonergan

// 2015 //

/ Adapted /
Big Short, The – Adam McKay, Charles Randolph – (Winner)
Brooklyn – Nick Hornby
Carol – Phyllis Nagy
Martian, The – Drew Goddard
Room – Emma Donoghue

/ Original /
Bridge of Spies – Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Matt Charman
Ex Machina – Alex Garland
Inside Out – Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen, Josh Cooley, Meg LeFauve
Spotlight – Tom McCarthy, Josh SInger – (Winner)
Straight Outta Compton – Jonathan Herman, Andrea Berloff, S. Leigh Savidge, Alan Wenkus


// 2014 //

/ Adapted /
American Sniper – Jason Dean Hall
Imitation Game, The – Graham Moore – (Winner)
Inherent Vice – Paul Thomas Anderson
Theory of Everything, The – Anthony McCarten
Whiplash – Damien Chazelle

/ Original /
Birdman – Alejandro G. Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., Armando Bo – (Winner)
Boyhood – Richard Linklater
Foxcatcher – E Max Frye, Dan Futterman
Grand Budapest Hotel, The – Wes Anderson
Nightcrawler – Dan Gilroy


// 2013 //

/ Adapted /
12 Years A Slave – John Ridley (Winner)
Before Midnight – Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
Philomena – Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope
Wolf of Wall Street, The – Terence Winter

/ Original /
American Hustle – Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell
Dallas Buyers Club – Craig Norten, Melisa Wallack
Her – Spilke Jonze (Winner)
Nebraska – Robert W. Nelson

Missing: Blue Jasmine, Captain Phillips

// 2012 //

/ Adapted /
Argo – Chris Terrio (Winner)
Beasts of the Southern Wild – Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin
Life of Pi – David Magee
Lincoln – Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook – David O. Russell

/ Original /
Amour – Michael Haneke
Django Unchained – Quentin Tarantino (Winner)
Flight – John Gatins
Moonrise Kingdom – Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola
Zero Dark Thirty – Mark Boal


// 2011 //

/ Adapted /
Descendants, The – Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash (Winner)
Hugo – John Logan
Ides of March – George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon
Moneyball – Steven Zaillian, Steven Soderbergh
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughan

/ Original /
A Separation – Asghar Farhadi
Artist, The – Michel Hazanavicius
Bridesmaids – Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig
Margin Call – J. C. Chandor
Midnight in Paris – Woody Allen (Winner)


// 2010 //

/ Adapted /
127 Hours – Danny Boyle, Simon Beauty
Social Network, The – Aaron Sorkin (Winner)
Toy Story 3 – Michael Arndt, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
True Grit – Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Winter’s Bone – Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini

/ Original /
Another Year – Mike Leigh
Fighter, The – Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson, Lewis Colick, Paul Attanasio
Inception – Christopher Nolan
Kids Are All Right, The – Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg
King’s Speech, The – David Seidler (Winner)


// 2009 //

/ Adapted /
An Education – Nick Hornby
In the Loop – Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche
Precious – Geoffrey Fletcher (Winner)
Up In The Air – Jason Reitman

/ Original /
A Serious Man – Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Hurt Locker, The – Mark Boal (Winner)
Inglourious Basterds – Quentin Tarantino
Messenger, The – Alessandro Camon, Oren Overman
Up – Bob Peterson, Pete Doctor

Missing: District 9.

// 2008 //

/ Adapted /
Slumdog Millionaire – Simon Beaufoy (Winner)

/ Original /
Frozen River – Courtney Hunt
Milk – Dustin Lance Black (Winner)
Wall-E – Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Pete Docter

Will add the missing ones as & when I find them, if you find them before I do, please do share.

Film Flashback 2010

Here’s a list of other releases this year (in order of release). As before the ones I have bolded are the ones I managed to catch, from this I will put together a Top 10 below.

Did You Hear About The Morgans?
Post Grad
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
It’s Complicated
The Road
Up in the Air
The Book of Eli
All About Steve
Ninja Assassin
The Boys are Back
A Prophet (Un prophète)
Edge of Darkness

Astro Boy
The Princess and the Frog
Youth in Revolt
Gake no ue no Ponyo
The Wolfman
A Single Man
My Name is Khan
Valentine’s Day
Percy Jackson & the Olympians:
The Lightning Thief
The Lovely Bones
The Last Station
Solomon Kane
From Paris with Love
Capitalism: A Love Story
Leap Year
Extraordinary Measures
The Crazies

Crazy Heart
Case 39
Alice in Wonderland
Hachiko: A Dog’s Story
Shutter Island
She’s Out of my League
Green Zone
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Spy Next Door
I Love You Phillip Morris
Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang
The Blind Side

Clash of the Titans
It’s a Wonderful Afterlife
Remember Me
The Infidel
Io sono l’amore (I am Love)
Whip It
The Big I Am
The Ghost Writer
Dear John
Cemetary Junction
The Rebound
Repo Men
City of Life & Death
Date Night
The Joneses
The Disappearance of Alice Creed
Iron Man 2
The Last Song

Four Lions
A Nightmare on Elm Street
The Back-up Plan
Hot Tub Time Machine
Furry Vengeance
Robin Hood
Hippie Hippie Shake
Cop Out
StreetDance 3D
The Bad Lieutenant
Letters to Juliet
Kites – Remix

The Brothers Bloom
Death at a Funeral
The Killer Inside Me
Black Death
Wild Target
When in Rome
The Collector
Get Him to the Greek
Whatever Works

Shrek Forever After
L’arnacoeur (Heartbreaker)
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Partir (Leaving)
Le Concert
The Rebound
Toy Story 3
Serge Gainsbourg, vie héroïque
The Karate Kid
The A-Team

Step Up 3-D
Knight and Day
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (Coco before Chanel)
Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore
Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue
El secreto de sus ojos (The Secret in Their Eyes)
The Last Airbender
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Piranha 3D
The Expendables
The Illusionist (L’illusionniste)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
The Girl Who Played with Fire
Grown Ups
Diary of a Wimpy Kid

The Switch
The Last Exorcism
Dinner for Schmucks
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Tamara Drewe
Going the Distance
The Other Guys
The Hole 3D
The Town
Eat Pray Love

Back to the Future (re-release)
Made in Dagenham
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Mr. Nice
The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud
Life as We Know It
The Social Network
Despicable Me
Vampires Suck
Africa United
Alpha and Omega
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
Ramona and Beezus
Easy A
Paranormal Activity 2
Burke and Hare
Saw 3D
The Kids Are All Right

Due Date
Another Year
Jackass 3-D
Let Me In
You Again
Chico and Rita
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part One)
The American
London Boulevard
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

Campeón (Secretariat)
The Warrior’s Way
Des hommes et des dieux (Of Gods and Men)
The Tourist
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Animals United
TRON: Legacy
Loose Cannons (Mine vaganti)
Fred: The Movie
Gulliver’s Travels
Meet The Parents: Little Fockers
Chat Room
No Future (Un hombre de porvenir)
The Way Back
Love and Other Drugs

The Top 10 recommendations from what I saw:

Up in the Air
The Ghost Writer

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
The Social Network
The Warrior’s Way

An extra thrown in as a foreign film that you must see: L’arnacoeur (Heartbreaker)

Fill up that rental list, go, go, go! :D