Updated: For Your Consideration: 2020 Award Season Best Screenplay Hopefuls

1/8/20 – Updated with 5 more new scripts for a total of 43 scripts.
12/21/19 – Updated with 2 more new scripts.
12/15/19 – Updated with 19 new scripts.

With awards season starting, it can only mean that it is time for the studios to start putting out online copies of the screenplays they hope will be getting award nomination consideration. That also means any folks who like to read screenplays get a bonanza of titles to pick from as the season progresses. All the scripts are in .pdf format and will probably only be available through the awards season, so click and save if you’re interested in having a copy to read later on down the road. Here are the initial offerings, which we will continue to update as more become available.

20th Century Fox

Ad Astra – August 11, 2016 unspecified draft by James Gray and Ethan Gross
Ford v Ferrari – undated, unspecified draft script By Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth and Jason Keller

A24

The Farewell – undated, unspecified draft script by Lulu Wang
The Last Black Man in San Francisco – April 11, 2018 unspecified draft script by Joe Talbot & Rob Richert (Story by Joe Talbot & Jimmie Fails)
The Lighthouse – undated, unspecified draft script by Robert Eggers & Max Eggers
Midsommar – undated, unspecified script by Ari Aster
Uncut Gems – 2018 unspecified draft script by Ronald Bronstein, Josh Safdie & Benny Safdie
Waves – undated, unspecified draft script by Trey Edward Shults

Amazon

The Aeronauts – August 1, 2019, director’s cut reorder draft script by Jack Thorne (Story by Tom Harper and Jack Thorne)
Honey Boy – undated, final draft script by Shia Labeouf
The Report – undated, final as produced draft script by Scott Z. Burns

Annapurna

Booksmart – undated, unspecified draft script by Emily Halpern & Sarah Haskins and Susanna Fogel and Katie Silberman

Disney

Avengers: Endgame – undated, unspecified draft script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely
Toy Story 4 – undated, unspecified draft script by Andrew Stanton & Stephany Folsom

Focus Features

Downton Abbey – undated, unspecified draft script by Julian Fellowes
Harriet – undated, unspecified draft script by Gregory Allen Howard & Kasi Lemmons (Story by Gregory Allen Howard)

Fox Searchlight

A Hidden Life – July, 6, 2016 unspecified draft script by Terrence Malick

Gunpowder Sky

Her Smell – April 15th 2018 draft script by Alex Ross Perry

Lionsgate

Knives Out – undated, unspecified ‘screen script’ draft script by Rian Johnson

Neon

Parasite – undated, unspecified draft fyc script by Bong Joon Ho & Han Jin Won

Netflix

Dolemite is My Name – undated, unspecified final draft script by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski
I Lost My Body – undated, unspecified draft script by Jaramy Clapin & Guillaume Laurant
The Irishman – undated, final shooting script script by Steven Zaillia
The King – undated, unspecified final draft script by David Micha’d and Joel Edgerto
Marriage Story – undated, unspecified draft script by Noah Baumbach
The Two Popes – July 24, 2019 final draft script by Anthony McCarten

Paramount

Rocketman – October 29, 2018 green revised draft script by Lee Hall

Sony Pictures

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood – undated, unspecified draft script by Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster (Inspired by the article “Can You Say… Hero?” by Tom Junod)
Little Women – undated, unspecified draft script by Greta Gerwig (Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott)

Sony Picture Classics

After The Wedding – undated, unspecified draft script Screenplay by Bart Freundlich (Based on the film directed by Susanne Bier Written by Anders Thomas Jensen and Suzanne Bier)
Frankie –  undated, unspecified draft script by Mauricio Zacharias & Ira Sachs
Pain And Glory – undated, unspecified draft script by Pedro Almodavar
The Song Of Names – undated, unspecified draft script by Jeffrey Caine (Adapted from the novel by Norman Lebrecht )

STX

Hustlers – April 19, 2019 unpecified draft script by Lorene Scafaria (Based on the article “The Hustlers at Scores” by Jessica Pressler)

United Artists

Booksmart – undated, unspecified draft script by Emily Halpern & Sarah Haskins and Susanna Fogel and Katie Silberman

Universal

1917 – undated, unspecified draft script by Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairn
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – December 5, 2018 final draft script by Dean DeBlois (Inspired by the novels by Cressida Cowell)
Queen & Slim – undated, unspecified draft script by Lena Waithe (Story by James Frey and Lena Waithe)
Us – undated, unspecified draft script by Jordan Peele

Warner Brothers

Joker – December 1, 2018 Final Shooting script by Todd Phillips & Scott Silver
Just Mercy – August 29, 2018 Fully Yellow draft
Motherless Brooklyn – December 15, 2018 Current Pink Revision
Richard Jewel – June 20, 2019 Blue draft script by Billy Ray (based upon the article “American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell” by Marie Brenner and based upon the book The Suspect by Kent Alexander and Kevin Salwen)

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A film fan since he first saw that Rebel Blockade Runner fleeing the massive Imperial Star Destroyer at the tender age of 8 and a veteran freelance journalist with twenty years experience writing about film and pop culture.
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