“Get Out” and “Call Me by Your Name” each has a Writers Guild Award to its name, with respective Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay victories Sunday, but that’s not the only thing the films have in common. Neither script was nominated at the Golden Globes, which only has one screenplay category. If they both go on to win their corresponding screenplay Oscars, they’d only be the second pair of script winners that were snubbed by the Globes.
The only pair to accomplish this was 2002’s “Talk to Her,” which won original, and “The Pianist,” which won adapted.” The Globes awarded “About Schmidt” over “Adaptation,” “Chicago,” “Far From Heaven” and “The Hours.” If that’s not enough, “Talk to Her” and “The Pianist” also claimed their Oscars without WGA mentions — the former was ineligible and the latter was not nominated.
Obviously since the Globes only have one combined screenplay race, there isn’t a perfect overlap between it and the Oscars’ original and adapted picks. But since the Globes formally established its screenplay category with five nominees for the 1965 film year, most original and adapted Oscars champs are at least nominated or there is only one Oscar script winner from that year that didn’t make the Globes cut. The 1970s boasts the best record, with only Best Original Screenplay champs “Patton” (1970) and “The Candidate” (1972) MIA from the Globes’ screenplay nomination lists that decade.
Since 2002, there’s only been four Oscar-winning scripts that were snubbed by the Globes: 2003’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” (Best Adapted Screenplay), 2006’s “Little Miss Sunshine” (Best Original Screenplay), 2008’s “Milk” (Best Original Screenplay) and 2009’s “Precious” (Best Adapted Screenplay).
“Get Out” and “Call Me by Your Name,” which is heavily favored in adapted in our latest odds, were overlooked at the Globes in favor of “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “Lady Bird,” “Molly’s Game,” “The Post” and “The Shape of Water.” Only “The Post” did not receive a screenplay Oscar nomination. “Three Billboards,” which won the Globe and wasn’t eligible at WGA, is ahead of “Get Out” in our odds and may be the one to prevent “Get Out” and “Call Me by Your Name” from making history.
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