Oscars 2012: Handicapping
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Screenplay by David O. Russell, who also directed. Russell has a previous Oscar nomination for directing ("The Fighter"), but none for writing.
Screenplay by David Magee, previously nominated for his adapted screenplay for "Finding Neverland."
Screenplay by Chris Terrio, based on an article by Joshuah Bearman. He has no previous Oscar nominations.
Screenplay by Tony Kushner, a Tony, Emmy, and Pulitzer Prize winner for "Angels in America" and an Oscar nominee for co-writing Steven Spielberg's "Munich."
Director Benh Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar adapted Alibar's stage play. They have no previous Oscar nominations.