Thursday, January 14, 2016

Oscar Nominees: Best Adapted Screenplay

My predictions: 3/5, picking “Anomalisa” and “Steve Jobs” over “Carol” and “The Martian”
My ballot: Come back in February!
The nominees: The Big Short, Brooklyn, Carol, The Martian, Room

All of these are very well-written films to be sure, but where the hell is “Steve Jobs”? Aaron Sorkin just won the Golden Globe, and that film needed to be here. I’m surprised that “Carol” made the cut when it got left out of the top races, and I’m just glad that “The Revenant” got snubbed in the only eligible category in which it didn’t place. Everything else is good, and I’m happy to see “Brooklyn,” which pulled off its Best Picture bid, here too.

My current bet to win: Unless it’s eclipsed by “The Big Short,” it will be Room.

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