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2015 Oscar Predictions: Best Adapted Screenplay

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire October 6, 2014 at 11:25AM

Here's our take on the best adapted screenplay category

Ben Affleck in "Gone Girl"
Photo credit: Merrick Morton. Ben Affleck in "Gone Girl"
Indiewire will provide updates of our predictions for the 87th Academy Award nominations through January 2015, when the nominations are announced.

Here are our predictions for the Best Adapted Screenplay, which compared to its "original" counterpart is incredibly weak. "Gone Girl," "The Theory of Everything," "The Imitation Game," and to lesser degrees "Wild" and "Still Alice" are really the only contenders we've seen, with "Unbroken" waiting in the wings to become a potential frontrunner...

Check out our predictions in other categories here.

From What We've Seen, These Three Seem Pretty Solid:
1. Gillian Flynn, "Gone Girl"
2. Graham Moore, "The Imitation Game"
3. Anthony McCarten, "The Theory of Everything"

Can't Imagine This Team Won't Join Them:
4. Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Richard LaGravenese, William Nicholson, "Unbroken"

More Possibilities From What We've Seen:
5. Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland, "Still Alice"
6. Paul Thomas Anderson, "Inherent Vice"
7. Nick Hornby, "Wild"
8. Jon Stewart, "Rosewater"
9. Andrew Bovell, "A Most Wanted Man"
10. Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, "The Fault In Our Stars"

Could Definitely Jump Into This Not-So-Crowded Race:
11. Jason Dean Hall, "American Sniper"
12. James Lapine, "Into The Woods"
13. William Monahan, "The Gambler"
14. Aline Brosh McKenna, Will Gluck, Emma Thompson, "Annie"
15. Peter Landesman, "Kill The Messenger"

This article is related to: Awards, Awards Season, Oscars 2015

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