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


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– Written by Nick Hornby

– Adapted from Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín

– Directed by John Crowley

– Starring Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson


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– 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


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Check out more scrips from our script links page!