Missed Oscartunities – Adapted Screenplay Podcast

On our last podcast episode, we were joined by some amazing guests and dove into some Missed Oscartunities in the Adapted Screenplay category. Jacob, Nicole and Ricky were joined by Dan, Matthew and Ryan as they briefly discussed the news of the week and then began a fun discussion of some overlooked screenplays (AND SNUBS!) in the Adapted Screenplay category at the Oscars.

The team went through two rounds of choosing the screenplays they wanted to recognize. The first round each person selected two screenplays who were nominated at the Oscars, but did not win. The second round each person selected two screenplays that did not receive an Oscar nomination.

First Round – Nominated in Adapted Screenplay, but did not win
Jacob – Moneyball (Written by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson)
Matthew – Carol (Written by Phyllis Nagy), Brief Encounter (Written by Noël Coward)
Ricky – The Shawshank Redemption (Written by Frank Darabont), If Beale Street Could Talk (Written by Barry Jenkins)
Ryan – There Will Be Blood (Written by Paul Thomas Anderson), Some Like It Hot (Written by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond)
Dan – Chicago (Written by Bill Condon), The Thin Man (Written by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich)
Nicole – Brooklyn (Written by Nick Hornby), Little Women (Written by Greta Gerwig)

Second Round – Did Not Receive an Oscar Nomination
Jacob – The Green Knight (Written by David Lowery), The Death of Stalin (Written by Armando Iannucci, David Schneider and Ian Martin)
Nicole – The Last Duel (Nicole Holofcener, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon), The Bling Ring (Sofia Coppola)
Matthew – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster), Mean Girls (Written by Tina Fey)
Dan – The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Written by Stephen Chbosky), His Girl Friday (Written by Charles Lederer and Ben Hecht)
Ricky – Nocturnal Animals (Written by Tom Ford), The Tragedy of Macbeth (Written by Joel Coen)
Ryan – Zodiac (Written by James Vanderbilt), Malcolm X (Written by Arnold Perl and Spike Lee)

While the team did this just to shine some extra light on some performances that don’t live as Best Adapted Screenplay Winners, we are running polls on our Twitter page to see which screenplay comes out on top! Definitely make sure to follow us on Twitter, vote and stay tuned to see who wins!

Check out the latest podcast episode below to hear the very fun discussion!

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