Oscar Preview – Writing Categories

By D. G. McCabe

There aren’t enough hours in the day to preview all the categories, but at least we should preview the big 3 types (Acting, Picture/Director, Writing).  We’ll start with the writing categories, best adapted and best original screenplay.

Best Original Screenplay (Amour, Django Unchained, Flight, Moonrise Kingdom, Zero Dark Thirty)

I would say that it’s between Django Unchained and Zero Dark Thirty.  Zero Dark Thirty won the Writer’s Guild award, but I suspect the voters may want to award Tarantino since he didn’t get a Best Director nomination.

Best Adapted Screenplay (Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook)

All good scripts, but Argo won the WGA Award and Ben Affleck got snubbed for Best Director.  I’d be shocked if it didn’t win.

(c) 2013 D. G. McCabe