Monday, February 20, 2012

Final Oscar Predictions: Adapted Screenplay

Will Win - Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash "The Descendants"
Could Win - Steve Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin "Moneyball"
Should Win - Either one of those or Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughn "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"

Commentary - There are some great scripts here, and lots of interesting choices, but all season it has come down to two scripts, both of which feature veteran, Oscar-winning writers churing out well-adapted, well-written scripts. I thought that Moneyball could surprise and win this, and I still think there is a good chance. However, with the WGA and Scripter wins this weekend, along with a surprise Eddie win, it seems that The Descendants will walk away with at least something this week, and its best bet is Adapted Screenplay.

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