Sunday, February 20, 2011

Final Predictions - Best Adapted Screenplay

“127 Hours” Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
“The Social Network” Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
“Toy Story 3” Screenplay by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
“True Grit” Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
“Winter's Bone” Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini

Should Win/Will Win - Aaron Sorkin "The Social Network"

Commentary - Considering that all of the nominees are also Best Picture nominees, then in a normal world it would be an incredibly tight race. However, Aaron Sorkin's amazing, zippy script, has yet to lose. Period. That means through all the Critics, the Scripter, the WGA Awards, it has simply won everything. While this could mean doom come Oscar time (remember Up in the Air last year), I think that this movie has enough staying power, and Sorkin is well-liked enough that this should be a pretty easy pick for most people. The only thing I could see potentially upsetting it is True Grit, but I think that would be a shocker to say the least. On a personal note, as one of the biggest West Wing fans out there, I am thrilled to see the wonderful Sorkin get the recognition he deserves.

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