Best Adapted Screenplay

The sure frontrunner here is going to be Molly’s Game. Aaron Sorkin is widely considered one of the best screenwriters alive, and thought a lot of attention will be on his directorial debut, his writing is sure to be just as amazing as ever, Next in line will likely be The Post, Steven Speilberg’s next film. The Post is about journalists and is penned (in-part) by Josh Singer, who won this category two years ago for a move about journalists (Spotlight.) With the film likely to be a Best Picture player, there’s no reason to think it won’t be nominated here.

Though it’s not written by any Oscar-winning or nominated writers, Mudbound is the next most likely nominee. The film looks to be a Best Picture player, and as Netflix’s main shot at Oscars, I think the campaign is going to be really strong. The Beguiled is next, and despite it being a summer release, I think Sofia Coppola’s simply brilliant adaptation will hold thtough. Finally, my fifth prediction is The Disaster Artist. It’s still unclear how much of a player The Disaster Artist will be overall, but seeing as it scored second at the Toronto Film Festival, I think it could be a bigger player then we expect.

There are still eight more films with strong potential, though. Call Me By Your Name could surprise in multiple categories, including this one. Brian Selznick’s adaptation of his own novel Wonderstruck, could also come into play. Richard Linklater could go for his fourth writing nomination with Last Flag Flying. And if Blade Runner 2049 ends up being the all-around player it could be, a writing nomination is very possible. There’s also The Glass Castle, Murder on the Orient Express, Stronger, and Victoria and Abdul that could come into play.

Updated October 26, 2017


Frontrunners:

Molly’s Game          The Post         Mudbound

The Beguiled          The Disaster Artist

Next in Line:

Call Me By Your Name           Wonderstruck         Last Flag Flying

Still in it:

 Blade Runner 2049            The Glass Castle          Murder on the Orient Express

Stronger          Victoria and Abdul

Also in the Race:

You Were Never Really Here          All the Money in the World

Red Sparrow         Wonder         The Death of Stalin           Logan

War for the Planet of the Apes         The Snowman         Thank You for Your Service         Wildlife

How to Talk to Girls at Parties           Tulip Fever


 

Best Picture | Best Director | Best Actor in a Leading Role | Best Actress in a Leading Role

Best Actor in a Supporting Role | Best Actress in a Supporting Role | Best Adapted Screenplay | Best Original Screenplay

Best Animated Film | Best Cinematography | Best Production Design | Best Costume Design

Best Makeup and Hairstyling | Best Original Song | Best Original Score 

Best Film Editing | Best Sound Mixing | Best Sound Editing | Best Visual Effects

Best Documentary Feature | Best Foreign Language Film

Best Documentary, Short Subject | Best Short Film, Animated | Best Short Film, Live Action