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  • markwahlbird
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    Which films do you think came in second place for each of the Screenplay categories at the Oscars? I’ve come up with what I think they could be as far back as the 1970s:

    Original:

    • 2018: The Favourite
    • 2017: The Shape of Water
    • 2016: La La Land
    • 2015: Bridge of Spies
    • 2014: The Grand Budapest Hotel
    • 2013: American Hustle
    • 2012: Amour
    • 2011: The Artist
    • 2010: The Kids Are All Right
    • 2009: Inglourious Basterds
    • 2008: WALL-E
    • 2007: Michael Clayton
    • 2006: Babel
    • 2005: Good Night, and Good Luck.
    • 2004: The Aviator
    • 2003: In America
    • 2002: Gangs of New York
    • 2001: Amélie
    • 2000: Erin Brockovich
    • 1999: The Sixth Sense
    • 1998: Saving Private Ryan
    • 1997: As Good as It Gets
    • 1996: Jerry Maguire
    • 1995: Toy Story
    • 1994: Bullets Over Broadway
    • 1993: Philadelphia
    • 1992: Unforgiven
    • 1991: Boyz n the Hood
    • 1990: Avalon
    • 1989: When Harry Met Sally…
    • 1988: A Fish Called Wanda
    • 1987: Broadcast News
    • 1986: Platoon
    • 1985: Back to the Future
    • 1984: Broadway Danny Rose
    • 1983: The Big Chill
    • 1982: Tootsie
    • 1981: Reds
    • 1980: Private Benjamin
    • 1979: All That Jazz
    • 1978: The Deer Hunter
    • 1977: Star Wars
    • 1976: Rocky
    • 1975: Shampoo
    • 1974: The Conversation
    • 1973: American Graffiti
    • 1972: The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
    • 1971: Klute
    • 1970: Five Easy Pieces

    Adapted:

    • 2018: If Beale Street Could Talk
    • 2017: Mudbound
    • 2016: Arrival
    • 2015: Room
    • 2014: The Theory of Everything
    • 2013: The Wolf of Wall Street
    • 2012: Silver Linings Playbook
    • 2011: Moneyball
    • 2010: Toy Story 3
    • 2009: Up in the Air
    • 2008: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    • 2007: There Will Be Blood
    • 2006: Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
    • 2005: Capote
    • 2004: Million Dollar Baby
    • 2003: Mystic River
    • 2002: The Hours
    • 2001: In the Bedroom
    • 2000: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    • 1999: The Insider
    • 1998: Primary Colors
    • 1997: Wag the Dog
    • 1996: The English Patient
    • 1995: Leaving Las Vegas
    • 1994: Quiz Show
    • 1993: The Remains of the Day
    • 1992: Scent of a Woman
    • 1991: The Prince of Tides
    • 1990: GoodFellas
    • 1989: Born on the Fourth of July
    • 1988: The Accidental Tourist
    • 1987: Fatal Attraction
    • 1986: Children of a Lesser God
    • 1985: The Color Purple
    • 1984: A Passage to India
    • 1983: The Dresser
    • 1982: The Verdict
    • 1981: Ragtime
    • 1980: The Elephant Man
    • 1979: Norma Rae
    • 1978: California Suite
    • 1977: Equus
    • 1976: Bound for Glory
    • 1975: The Sunshine Boys
    • 1974: Lenny
    • 1973: Paper Moon
    • 1972: Cabaret
    • 1971: The Last Picture Show
    • 1970: Women in Love
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    Jake
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    Best Original Screenplay
    1970. Five Easy Pieces
    1971. Sunday Bloody Sunday
    1972. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (what a weak line-up)
    1973. American Graffiti
    1974. The Conversation
    1975. Amarcord
    1976. Rocky
    1977. Star Wars
    1978. The Deer Hunter
    1979. The China Syndrome

    1980. Private Benjamin (what a weak line-up)
    1981. Reds
    1982. Tootsie
    1983. Fanny and Alexander
    1984. Broadway Danny Rose (by default, it won’t be Splash nor Beverly Hills Cop)
    1985. Back to the Future (Purple Rose of Cairo with no other nods!!!)
    1986. Platoon
    1987. Broadcast News
    1988. A Fish Called Wanda (none feels like a competition to Rain Man)
    1989. Crimes and Misdemeanors (amazing line-up here!)

    1990. Green Card (none feels like a competition to Ghost)
    1991. Bugsy
    1992. Unforgiven (no Reservoir Dogs?)
    1993. Philadelphia
    1994. Bullets over Broadway (the strongest line-up this category ever saw!)
    1995. Braveheart
    1996. Secrets & Lies
    1997. As Good As It Gets
    1998. Saving Private Ryan
    1999. Being John Malkovich

    2000. Gladiator
    2001. Memento (good line-up here, although Monster’s Ball is a weak link)
    2002. Gangs of New York (stellar adapted nominees, these one… not so much)
    2003. Finding Nemo (none feels like a competition to Lost In Translation)
    2004. The Aviator
    2005. Good Night, and Good Luck
    2006. Babel
    2007. Michael Clayton (I have a soft spot for this line-up)
    2008. WALL-E (none feels like a competition to Milk)
    2009. Inglourious Basterds

    2010. The Fighter
    2011. The Artist (although A Separation should have won, hands down)
    2012. Zero Dark Thirty (although Amour should have won, hands down)
    2013. American Hustle
    2014. The Grand Budapest Hotel (amazing line-up, all top movies of the year)
    2015. Inside Out (it should have won BY FAR!)
    2016. La La Land
    2017. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (again all the heavyweights were here)
    2018. The Favourite

    Best Adapted Screenplay
    1970. Airport
    1971. The Last Picture Show
    1972. Cabaret
    1973. Paper Moon
    1974. Lenny
    1975. Barry Lyndon
    1976. Voyage of the Damned (none feels like a competition to All the President’s Men)
    1977. Equus
    1978. Heaven Can Wait
    1979. Apocalypse Now

    1980. The Elephant Man
    1981. Ragtime
    1982. The Verdict
    1983. Educating Rita (none feels like a competition to Terms of Endearment)
    1984. A Passage to India (none feels like a competition to Amadeus)
    1985. The Color Purple
    1986. The Color of Money
    1987. Full Metal Jacket (none feels like a competition to The Last Emperor)
    1988. The Accidental Tourist
    1989. My Left Foot

    1990. Goodfellas (good line-up)
    1991. JFK (no competition to The Silence of the Lambs)
    1992. Enchanted April (none feels like a competition to Howards End)
    1993. The Age of Innocence
    1994. Quiz Show
    1995. Leaving Las Vegas
    1996. The English Patient
    1997. Donnie Brasco
    1998. Primary Colors
    1999. The Insider (good line-up)

    2000. Crouching Tiger… (none feels like a competition to Traffic)
    2001. LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring
    2002. The Hours (the best line-up this category ever had)
    2003. Mystic River
    2004. Million Dollar Baby
    2005. Capote
    2006. Children of Men (fantastic line-up, even with Borat :D)
    2007. There Will Be Blood
    2008. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    2009. Up in the Air

    2010. True Grit (fine line-up)
    2011. Hugo
    2012. Lincoln
    2013. The Wolf of Wall Street
    2014. Whiplash (how did it lose?…)
    2015. Room
    2016. Arrival
    2017. Mudbound (fluffy category to the benefit of Call Me by Your Name)
    2018. If Beale Street Could Talk

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    Jeffrey Kare
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    Joe Burns already started a thread on this back in April.
    https://www.goldderby.com/forum/movies/who-were-the-runner-ups-for-best-original-screenplay-best-adapted-screenplay/

    Here’s what I chimed in with…

    Best Original Screenplay:
    2018 – The Favourite
    2017 – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
    2016 – La La Land
    2015 – Inside Out
    2014 – The Grand Budapest Hotel
    2013 – American Hustle
    2012 – Zero Dark Thirty
    2011 – The Artist
    2010 – Inception

    Best Adapted Screenplay:
    2018 – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
    2017 – Mudbound
    2016 – Arrival
    2015 – Room
    2014 – The Theory of Everything
    2013 – Captain Phillips
    2012 – Silver Linings Playbook
    2011 – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
    2010 – 127 Hours

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