Friday, 18 January 2013

Oscars 2013: Best Adapted Screenplay, Who Should Win?

The films nominated for this years Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar is what I'm looking at today. For me, the best writing categories in the past have sometimes been given to the film that should have won best picture but wasn't necessarily the safest option, making this category a bit more interesting. The award had been previously won by The Social Network and The Descendants. But who will win this year? Who should win? And who should have been nominated?

Here are the nominations:

"Argo" Screenplay by Chris Terrio.

"Beasts of the Southern Wild" Screenplay by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin.

"Life of Pi" Screenplay by David Magee.

"Lincoln" Screenplay by Tony Kushner.

"Silver Linings Playbook" Screenplay by David O. Russell.
Who will win? "Lincoln" Screenplay by Tony Kushner. 
Lincoln looks like it's set to be a big winner on the night, and why shouldn't it? It's everything the academy loves; historical drama, a cast of previous Oscar winners and its directed by someone called Steven Spielberg, whoever that is. Not to mention it's a bloody good film.

Who should win? "Silver Linings Playbook" Screenplay by David O. Russell.

I loved Silver Linings Playbook and while I don't think it will win any of the big awards this year, I feel it's deserves an award for its brilliantly written screenplay by the very deserving David O. Russell.

Who should have been nominated? "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" screenplay by Stephan Chbosky

Stephan Chbosky does a wonderful job of adapting his own novel for the screen and after picking up a writers guild of america nomination, I was expecting to see it called out, but it wasn't and it really should have been.

What do think of the choices I've made? Do you agree wholeheartedly or do you disagree angrily? Feel free to let me know, comment, like, share and follow, thanks.

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