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What are the Oscar-nominated screenplays of 2020?

Reading screenplays is by far the best screenwriting education that any screenwriter can receive. And what better script to read than one that has been nominated for an Academy Award?

The Academy has selected the best screenplays of the year — voted in by Academy members in the field of screenwriting.

Here we share the list of Oscar nominees for Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay.

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Note: Some screenplays are earlier drafts and don’t always reflect the final cut of the eventual films. 

And the nominees are…

Best Original Screenplay

1917

Two young British soldiers during the First World War are given an impossible mission: deliver a message deep in enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men, and one of the soldiers’ brothers, from walking straight into a deadly trap.

Knives Out

A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.

Marriage Story

An incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together.

Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood

A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.

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Parasite

All unemployed, Ki-taek and his family take peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks, as they ingratiate themselves into their lives and get entangled in an unexpected incident.

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Irishman

A mob hitman recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.

JoJo Rabbit

A young boy in Hitler’s army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.

Joker

In Gotham City, mentally-troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: “The Joker”.

Little Women

Jo March reflects back and forth on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women each determined to live life on their own terms.

The Two Popes

Behind Vatican walls, the conservative Pope Benedict and the liberal future Pope Francis must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church.


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Michael Lee

Author Michael Lee

Michael Lee has worked in development as a script reader and story analyst for a major studio, Emmy Award-winning production company, and iconic movie director.

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