Can Trainwreck surprise and get a best screenplay nomination??

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  • Tonbone
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    Can Trainwreck with its very funny and smart script get nominated for best original screenplay just like Bridesmaids did also a film with Judd Apatow attached. I know that the film has no chance for best picture and Schumer has no chance for best actress but they love nominating comedies in original screenplay so how much of a chance does the movie really have of landing a nomination??

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    manakamana
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    Yes. There’s a wide open spot in that category after Bridge of Spies, The Hateful Eight, Inside Out, and Spotlight. But it could just as easily go to a small indie like Love & Mercy, 99 Homes, or Ex-Machina, or even to something like Son of Saul (although I have doubts given it’s a very sparse screenplay and a pretty simple story, albeit hauntingly allegorical). 

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    FilmGuy619
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    I think it has a very good chance at getting in. I think that because films like Joy are falling apart and Bridge of Spies are attracting virtually no heat, that might allow Trainwreck to sneak in. It also helps that female-driven comedies like Annie Hall, Juno, Bridesmaids, and even When Harry Met Sally.. have a good track record in the Original Screenplay category.

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    jamesgray
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    I hope the fuck not. In a few years we’re going to look back and see just how horribly cliched this movie was. I was shocked at how ordinary it was when I finally saw it, especially compared to how daring Amy’s show is. This is more of a dig at Apatow as the script/movie as a whole really seems to be Schumer’s voice watered down to fit Apatow’s world, which I consistently find disappointing and dull. I hate to be a downer because I love all the success Schumer is getting but this movie is just so WILDLY overrated, especially compared other recent comedies like Mean Girls and Bridesmaids that really pushed the genre forward.

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    KyleBailey
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    I would rather something like Ex Machina, Grandma, or 99 Homes making it in. As much as I loved Trainwreck apon first viewing when I got it on DVD it was slightly less great than first viewing. But Oscar nominee Amy Schumer would be something I would enjoy if it happened 

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    “Spy” should totally make the cut instead. What a brilliantly funny screenplay.

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    Rooney Moore
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    I hope not.

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    BenitoDelicias
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    I don’t think it will, but it definitely has a shot. I think this movie and its star have lost buzz, everything cooled down since those months when it was all about Schummer. When she resurfaces it will be for the Globes, that’s after the votes and nominations have been announced, but if the competition is Bridge of Spies a movie that could not have less buzz even if it tried and other forgotten works like Love & Mercy, Ex Machina, Grandma and little seen 99 Homes, I think it can still make it. However those are exactly the type of films that look like filler nominees instead of Trainwreck (look at Hangover, Mean Girls, Knocked Up, 40 Year Old Virgin, Garden State). And as they sometimes do, when in doubt, they go foreign, so watch out for those instead. 

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    Atypical
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    Yes, it’s very possible. It would be a great cap to the unreal run that Amy Schumer has had (and continues to have). I’m not predicting it yet, mainly b/c there are so many more conventional Oscar-friendly scripts to choose from instead this year. It would be great if the nod happened. I wouldn’t be broken up if she’s snubbed.

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    manakamana
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    There is that possibility especially since the David.O Russell-Joy express has derailed and slammed into the platform of Letdown Central (seriously guys, why is it still predicted at 9/1 on the predictions charts?).

    And 99 Homes isn’t listed yet. Surely that movie has been put on voters radars thanks to Shannon. 

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    Riley
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    WGA should thankfully clear this up.  In addition to the above, watch out for Sicario, Straight Outta Compton and Youth.

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    Amanda Spears
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    #203001

    Before everyone completely dismisses this as a possibility, I have one word for you: Borat. Remember this recent writing nominee it’s possible.

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    BenitoDelicias
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    Why would WGA clear anything up?

    Hateful Eight, Inside Out, Son of Saul and 99 Homes are inelegible for example, so the only thing WGA is going to do is nominate Trainwreck because of all the free space. Then come Oscar morning Inside Out and Hateful 8 are back in and Trainwreck is out (possibly). This is after all the place where Garden State, 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up and Hangover all showed up, probably because of inelegible films (Hangover was nominated the same year Basterds and Up were inelegible). And also, this is where Bowling for Columbine won (eventual Oscar winner Talk to Her was inelegible). 

    Also, Borat was getting far more traction than Trainwreck is getting right now. 

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    ETPhoneHome
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    “Spy” should totally make the cut instead. What a brilliantly funny screenplay.

    If they’re going comedy, then this is absolutely right. I just don’t know if either film will have been seen by enough Academy members or remembered having come out so early in the year. I expect  the last spot will go to a smaller film like Youth that currently has the voters’ attention.

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    Eddy Q
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    ^ Bear in mind that Youth has been criticised by some for its dialogue sounding awkwardly translated. Not saying it can’t be nominated or that the writer’s branch will necessarily agree.

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