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Experts split on Oscars' pick for original screenplay

December 23, 2009 |  3:42 pm
The Hurt Locker 500

Four of these Oscar pundits -- Brad Brevet (Rope of Silicon), Mark Olsen (The Envelope), Anne Thompson (Indie Wire) and Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) -- predict Mark Boal will win the original screenplay Academy Award for "The Hurt Locker." Both Erik Davis (Cinematical) and I think Quentin Tarantino will prevail for scripting "Inglorious Basterds." See experts' predictions of the best actor race here, best actress race here, best supporting actor here, best supporting actress here and best picture here. Contenders are ranked according to their likelihood of winning.

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Brevet Davis Olsen O'Neil Thompson Travers
'The Hurt Locker'

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4

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3

1

1

'Inglorious Basterds'

3

1

3

1

3

2

'Up'

4

2

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2

5

3

'A Serious Man'

2

5

 

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2

 

'(500) Days of Summer'

5

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4

'It's Complicated'

 

 

4

5

4

 

'In the Loop'

 

 

 

 

 

5

Photo: "The Hurt Locker." Credit: Summit Entertainment

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BASTERDS was not a remake in any way whatsoever other than having the same name which is spelled differently.

Bright Star appears to have slipped from contention. A shame as it is a brilliant screenplay that seamlessly combines Keats poetry with the main storyline

How can INGLORIOUS be considered in the Original Screenplay when it's a remake? Yes, it is a very loose remake, but, there have been many other "in name only" remakes over the years that were just as - if not more - loose adaptations?


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