Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Oscar Nominees: Best Original Screenplay

My predictions: 3/5
My ballot: Coming soon!
The nominees: Belfast, Don’t Look Up, King Richard, Licorice Pizza, The Worst Person in the World

I don’t know what it is about Aaron Sorkin that keeps getting him snubbed here, with previous omissions for a handful of films including “Steve Jobs” (in adapted) and now for “Being the Ricardos,” which scored three acting bids and nothing else. The Worst Person in the World, which some prognosticators thought might get higher-profile nominations, is a welcome inclusion here along with Licorice Pizza, which got only two other bids: director and picture. I’m okay with Don’t Look Up being here because it didn’t hog too many other categories, and King Richard was far from a sure thing and performed pretty well. One of the best films of the year, Belfast, rounds out the category, one that should have made room for “Mass” but sadly didn.t

My current bet to win: Maybe this is where Belfast gets rewarded?

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