How the Oscar race for Adapted Screenplay became so hot

Adapting an outstanding book to the screen can be a shortcut to Oscar buzz, but success is never guaranteed; For everyone Call me by your name have a lot of Angela’s Ashes. But this fall brings an unusually competitive series of adaptations, many of which are written by their directors and fueled by the kind of star power that few screenwriters have ever claimed. So how do you even compare the feat of Denis Villeneuve adapted to the mammoth Sand dunes come Maggie Gyllenhaal complex reproduction Elena Ferrante‘NS The lost daughter, or Rebecca Hall pick up trees that are almost 100 years old Pass? It is up to the Academy voters to decide. For now, we can have fun and talk about all of them.

This week Little Golden Men audio files, David Canfield, Rebecca Ford, Richard Lawson, and Katey Rich dive into both the adaptation and the original script race, both of which are shaping up so nicely that late shows like Aaron Sorkin‘NS Being a Ricardian and Adam McKay‘NS Don’t look up final screening. But a history-friendly category for eccentrics with no other nominations could also be a springboard for underdogs like Zola and Green Knight.

Elsewhere in the program, the group discussed initial reactions to Being a Ricardian and AFI with great success debuted Mark, mark… Boom!, King Richard, and Swan Song. Of course, they also consider the official adoption Kirsten Dunstis the code word for the award, because who wouldn’t want to call this podcast “shrimp”?

The episode ends with two interviews. First, David Canfield talks to Kodi Smit-McPhee—The person who participated in a massive advertising campaign for dog power, and seems ready to score her first nomination at the age of 25, having acted on screen for more than half a human life. Then Katey Rich talked to James Samuel, who ran a campaign of his own for his feature film directorial debut The harder it is, the more they fall, A project more than a decade in the making, as Samuel tells it, is far from over.

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