It’s early days yet as far as the 2017 Award Season is concerned, yet already the race is stacked. And while a lot can change between now and Oscar night, a small handful of expertly crafted scripts have already emerged as clear frontrunners as we dive deeper into the fall movie season. For writers, this is a learning opportunity. There are few exercises more beneficial to then honing of your craft than regularly reading quality screenplays. That’s why we’ll be doing our best to collect 2017’s best scripts here for your reading pleasure just as soon as they become available!
Mudbound, screenplay by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees, based on the novel by Hillary Jordan
mother!, written by Darren Aronofsky
Okja, written by Bong Joon Ho and Jon Ronson
First They Killed My Father, screenplay by Loung Ung & Angelina Jolie, based on the book First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers by Ung
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), written by Noah Baumbach
Breathe, written by William Nicholson
The Man Who Invented Christmas, screenplay by Susan Coyne, based on the book by Les Standiford