Despite being snubbed at the Oscars for Best Picture, can “Straight Outta Compton,” “Inside Out” or “Ex Machina” still win Best Original Screenplay? Or do rival nominees “Spotlight” and “Bridge of Spies” have an easy pass in this race because of their Best Pic nominations?
The good news for this trio of films is that a total of five original screenplays have won this race without a corresponding bid for Best Picture since 1990 (see list below). However, it’s important to note that this scenario hasn’t happened once since the expanded Best Picture lineup came about in 2009.
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