2016 Best Adapted Screenplay Nominees

2016 Best Adapted Screenplay Nominees

The 2016 Oscar nominations have been announced! Read four of the five scripts nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay before the show on Sunday, February 28th, 2016!

*Drew Goddard‘s script for The Martian, adapted from the novel by Andy Weir, was also nominated in this category, but is not currently available for legal download.


The Big Short


– Written by Charles RandolphAdam McKay

– Adapted from The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis

– Directed by Adam McKay

– Starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt


Read the Script


big short poster




– Written by Nick Hornby

– Adapted from Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín

– Directed by John Crowley

– Starring Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson


Read the Script


brooklyn poster




– Written by Phyllis Nagy

– Adapted from The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith

– Directed by Todd Haynes

– Starring Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson


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– Written by Emma Donoghue

– Adapted from Room also by Emma Donoghue

– Directed by Lenny Abrahamson

– Starring Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers


Read the Script


room poster


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2 Responses to “2016 Best Adapted Screenplay Nominees”

  1. Dave Riese Says:

    January 26th, 2016 at 7:06 am

    Thank you for the chance to read the script for Brooklyn. I read the wonderful book and enjoyed the film. It’s the kind of story I like to write. I’ll learn a lot comparing the script with the book, primarily to see how the screenwriter chooses, combines, and condenses scenes;.and how a few lines of dialogue can say everything.

  2. Daniel CK Says:

    February 17th, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Room: Emma Donoghue’s excellent representation of the mother and child relationship in the most claustrophobic dramatic settings!
    The Big Short: Money, Power, Tricks Of The Trade and Wall Street! That was not an easy ‘financial crisis story’ to adapt. Congrats to Charles Randolph, Adam McKay as the winners of #WGAAwards: ‘The Big Short’ Wins for Adapted Screenplay http://thr.cm/MleaJR!

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