(Full disclosure: one of the nominees today is one of my social media ‘friends’. But that’s really our relationship; haven’t met in the real world as I recall.)
Here are the nominees for Best Adapted Screenplay:
The Big Short
Who Should Win: The Margot Robbie scene was a little cute by a half in my opinion, but the point of it was very true: a story about the financial bubble bursting just isn’t very cinematic. So by the definition of ‘adapting’ a story for film, ‘The Big Short’ was the best of the five here.
Who Will Win: ‘The Big Short’ is popular with the right folks, and this is probably the best chance to honor the film.
Who I’m Cheering For: ‘The Big Short.’
Here are the nominees for Best Original Screenplay:
Bridge of Spies
Straight Outta Compton
Who Should Win: So now this is interesting. I tell you from experience, it is HARD to write a solid science fiction piece. Based on that I’d say ‘Ex Machina.’
Who Will Win: If ‘Spotlight’ has one of those ‘we’re running things’ kind of nights, it’s starts here.
Who I’m Cheering For: