Oscar Patrol: Best Original Screenplay, 14 Weeks To Go Until We Have Any Idea What an Original Screenplay Is
ON THE BUBBLE
Woody Allen, "Midnight In Paris." This should probably be a lock. If Woody can get a nomination for "Mighty Aphrodite," he can get one for this.
Dustin Lance Black, "J. Edgar." Could switch categories, and it's worth noting again that no one has seen the film. Still.
STILL HOLDING OUT HOPE
Diablo Cody, "Young Adult." Probably not, actually. Lots of former winners in this category this year, though.
Michel Haznavicius, "The Artist." We guess we're the lone skeptics on this one, but we will believe this is some breakthrough feel-good hit when we see it.
Steve McQueen and Abi Morgan, "Shame." There is no greater screenwriter achievement than the words: "INSERT: A penis."
Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig, "Bridesmaids." With Melissa McCarthy possibly sneaking in as well, this could end up the most nominated Apatovian film as well.
Jeff Nichols, "Take Shelter." The ideal way to reward a critically beloved film no one saw.
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James Ward Byrtik, John Logan and Gore Verbiniski, "Rango."
Drake Doremus and Ben York Jones, "Like Crazy."
Sean Durkin, "Martha Marcy May Marlene."
Thomas McCarthy and Joe Tibani, "Win Win."
Mike Mills, "Beginners."
Oren Moverman and James Ellroy, "Rampart."
Will Reiser, "50/50."
(Next Week: Best Adapted Screenplay.)