Which film(s) do you think will only get a screenplay nomination?

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  • ATadPolish
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    In the last 25 years there has only been three years where all the screenplay nominee’s have acheived a nomination in another catergory. In that time frame there were 23 stand alone Original Screenplay nominee’s and 11 stand alone Adapted Screenplay nominee’s. 

    So for example last year’s stand alone screenplay nominee was Nightcrawler, although the stand alones tend to be comedy’s such as In Bruges or Moonrise Kingdom. 

    I know it’s early but which film or film’s do you think will get just a screenplay nomination at this years oscars? 

    Personally I think film’s like Mistress America, Youth, Spotlight, Trainwreck, The Program or Me and Earl and the Dying Girl could be a stand alone screenplay nominee. 

     

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    AMG
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    #193800

    If it largely underwhelms, there’s a shot it could be Steve Jobs.

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    Billie_Dawn
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    Yeah, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if this were the fate of Steve Jobs.

    Spotlight seems like a strong possibility, too.

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    benutty
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    I absolutely love this topic!

    Okay. I’m going to go ahead and omit the entire Adapted category from this because that field is so packed with heavyweights that I’d be surprised to see any of them (Carol, Steve Jobs, The Danish Girl, The Revenant, The Martian, Brooklyn, Black Mass, Beasts of No Nation) come away with only 1 nomination.

    My best guess is that Spotlight is the answer because despite the current round of raves out of Venice, I don’t see it competing in the fields it would be eligible in. But The Hateful Eight wouldn’t be a bad guess either. We already know the writers branch loves QT, but if the film doesn’t hit with the other branches it could come up short everywhere except Original Screenplay. It might also be a good spot for F. Gary Gray and Straight Outta Compton to be recognized when it probably won’t fit in anywhere else.

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    ATadPolish
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    The reason I thought of this topic was because of Spotlight, it has a compelling topic with a good enough cast for it to be good but will likely loss out in other categories due to a high level of competition.

    I agree with Benutty that Adapted Screenplay is going to be stacked with big nomination films this year, whereas Original Screenplay has three maybe four big nomination films in play so the stand alone will likely be in this category.

    I have high hopes for Steve Jobs, but I agree that if the film isn’t received well then Sourkin will be it’s only hope at a nomination.

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    24Emmy
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    #193804

    Based off the early screening reactions of Steve Jobs Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet sound pretty safe for nominations.

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    ETPhoneHome
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    I think Me, Earl and The Dying Girl is the only film so far that I could see getting into Adapted without other nominations. There are plenty in original, and many have been mentioned already, but I’ll go for an outside shot with Irrational Man. The writers branch loves them some Woody Allen, and I can’t imagine it getting in anywhere else. If the marjoram contenders almost all come from Adapted, then I could definitely see a couple happening in Original.

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    ATadPolish
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    I think Me, Earl and The Dying Girl is the only film so far that I could see getting into Adapted without other nominations. There are plenty in original, and many have been mentioned already, but I’ll go for an outside shot with Irrational Man. The writers branch loves them some Woody Allen, and I can’t imagine it getting in anywhere else. If the marjoram contenders almost all come from Adapted, then I could definitely see a couple happening in Original.

    Woody Allen has more stand alone screenplay nomination’s than anyone else so it’s possible, although Irrational Man does seem unlikely. I think the best it will do is maybe get Joaquin Phoenix a Best Comedy Actor nomination at the globes. 

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    KyleBailey
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    If Segel’s steam can’t keep rolling until Oscars, The End of the Tour. That screenplay is just too damn perfect to ignoure. I would love for Me and Earl to pull it off but it seems like the Sundance love did not translate. The Diary of a Teenage Girl could pull it off in Adapted. 

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    FilmGuy619
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    I’m gonna say Trainwreck. I know that Amy Schumer likely won’t get Best Actress, nor will her co-stars get recognized, so if they at least recognize its screenplay, then that’ll be enough for me.

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    ATadPolish
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    I’m gonna say Trainwreck. I know that Amy Schumer likely won’t get Best Actress, nor will her co-stars get recognized, so if they at least recognize its screenplay, then that’ll be enough for me.

    Well if a film like Borat can get a Screenplay nomination then I don’t think it’s that far fetched that Trainwreck will do the same, If Sisters is well received it could also be contention. Although I don’t think Sisters will do aswell as Trainwreck has.

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    Riley
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    Hard to see how it is not Trainwreck, although I still need to see it.

    I absolutely love this topic!

    Same!

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    Ex Machina? Nah, who I’m kidding. Those bstards will completely ignore it.
     

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    ATadPolish
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    Initially I thought that the sole screenplay nod would be in the Original Catergory, however due to Spotlight becoming a serious contender I think it might now be in the Adapted Catergory.

    The Big Short is my current guess as it’s a Comedy with a lot of star power but not much hope in other catergories.

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    ATadPolish
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    So The Big Short will likely do better than just the screenplay nomination, my guess is either Straight Outta Compton or Joy get this nomination as both don’t have much hope in other categories. I don’t think JLaw will get in for Best Actress.

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