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Oscar's Best Original Screenplay 2021

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Which script will be named Best Original by the Oscars?
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Judas and the Black Messiah
11.11%
1 votes
Minari
33.33%
3 votes
Promising Young Woman
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0 votes
Sound of Metal
55.56%
5 votes
The Trial of the Chicago 7
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The five projects chosen for Original Screenplay. Which will be smooched by Oscar?

Judas and the Black Messiah
Minari
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7


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Judas, Metal, and Trial all deserve the win. I'm gonna say Trial because it's Sorkin.
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I still think its wild something based on true events can be considered an original screenplay.
Structure and dialogue, for two main components. Unless you are adapting a non-fiction book (as in last year's The Irishman, which was taken from the book I Heard You Paint Houses), just because it is true or based on exploits of real people doesn't automatically make it adapted.



How much of it is adapted from records of the actual trial, though?
Not sure, though court transcripts are not previously published by an author as a play, book, or other screenplays are.



They are all somewhat at par. I chose the Chicago 7.
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