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2015 Oscar Predictions: Best Adapted Screenplay

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire September 9, 2014 at 12:01PM

Here's our take on the best adapted screenplay category

Ben Affleck in "Gone Girl"
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 early predictions for the Best Adapted Screenplay, which unlike its "original" counterpart basically has very few contenders as of yet -- though there's a ton on the way...

Check out our predictions in other categories here.

Strong Contenders (At Least On Paper -- And We Really Haven't Seen Many Strong Bets Yet, So This Category Is Wide Open):
1. Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Richard LaGravenese, William Nicholson, "Unbroken"
2. Gillian Flynn, "Gone Girl"
3. Paul Thomas Anderson, "Inherent Vice"

Possibilities From What We've Seen:
4. Anthony McCarten, "The Theory of Everything"
5. Graham Moore, "The Imitation Game"
6. Nick Hornby, "Wild"
7. Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland, "Still Alice"
8. Jon Stewart, "Rosewater"
9. Andrew Bovell, "A Most Wanted Man"

Could Definitely Jump Into The Race:
10. James Lapine, "Into The Woods"
11. Jason Dean Hall, "American Sniper"

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