It’s the biggest night for Hollywood and myself and a few film bloggers have gathered together to give our own take on each of the categories and provide our thoughts on who should emerge victorious. So without further ado, let’s take a look at the nominees for the Best Original Screenplay. The nominees are:
The Big Sick – Written by Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani
Get Out – Written by Jordan Peele
Lady Bird – Written by Greta Gerwig
The Shape of Water – Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor; Story by Guillermo del Toro
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Written by Martin McDonagh
Once again it is a very strong year in terms of the screenplay categories, both in this category and in the adapted category, with five really strong screenplays. It’s tough picking a winner as any one of these would be more than a worthy winner.
There’s much to love about The Big Sick, in terms of how it really is a romantic comedy with a very unique premise that is both very funny and very heartfelt.
Get Out marks an astonishing directorial debut for Jordan Peele, and with a screenplay that is razor sharp in terms of its humour and very relevant social commentary that makes it a hot favourite, and deservedly so.
Lady Bird is a coming-of-age drama unlike any other that brilliantly and beautifully captured what it means to be a teenager.
The Shape of Water is an absolutely beautiful love story that has powerful themes of redemption and acceptance at its core.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri balances the extremely dark nature of its subject matter, and injects it with extremely black humour and it’s the perfect recipe for a wonderful film that really goes to show the power of advertising.
This is perhaps one of the categories that is not a nailed on victory and while it seems as though it is a race between Three Billboards and Get Out, there could yet be a shock in store
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Click the links below to view our thoughts on the other categories:
- Best Supporting Actor by Plain, Simple Tom
- Best Original Score & Song by Markus
- Adapted Screenplay & Animated by Nathan
- Best Cinematography
- Best Actor by Angus
- Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress by Maddy