5th Update – For Your Consideration: 2016/2017 Award Season Screenplay Hopefuls

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11/6/2016 – Updated with 8 new titles.
11/13/2016 – Updated with 2 more titles.
11/27/2016 – Updated with 4 more titles.
12/13/2016 – Updated with 5 more titles.
12/24/2016 – Updated with 8 more titles.

Once again, as awards season heats up, it is time for the studios to start putting out copies of the screenplays they hope will be getting award nomination consideration online. And that 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.

A24
20th Century Women – Undated, unspecified draft script by Mike Mills
Moonlight – Undated, unspecified draft script by Barry Jenkins (Based on In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue By Tarell Alvin McCraney)

Amazon Studios
Love And Friendship – May 22, 2015 Partially conformed shooting script by Whit Stillman (adapted from Jane Austen’s Love & Friendship -or- The Spirit of Jealousy & Perversity of Malice)
Manchester By The Sea – March 10, 2015 final draft script by Kenneth Lonergan

Bleeker Street
Anthropoid – June 24th 2015 version 20 shooting script script by Sean Ellis and Anthony Frewin
Captain Fantastic – September 2, 2014 final draft script by Matt Ross
Denial – April 12, 2015 full blue draft script by David Hare (Based on the book History On Trial by Deborah E. Lipstadt)
Eye In The Sky – September 12, 2014 revised yellow shooting draft script by Guy Hibbert

CBS Films
Hell Or High Water – Undated, unspecified draft script by Taylor Sheridan

Focus Features
Kubo… And The Two Strings – January 5, 2016 unspecified draft script by Marc Haimes & Chris Butler (Story by Shannon Tindle & Marc Haimes)
Loving – August 25, 2015 unspecified draft script by Jeff Nichols
A Monster Calls – September 25, 2015 unspecified draft script by Patrick Ness (Based on the novel A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd)
Nocturnal Animals – September 23, 2015 unspecified draft script by Tom Ford (Based upon the novel Tony and Susan By Austin Wright)

Fox Searchlight
Birth Of A Nation – June 15, 2015 Yellow draft shooting script by Nate Parker (story by Nate Parker & Jean McGianni Celestin)
Jackie – Undated, unspecified draft script by Noah Oppenheim

Paramount
Arrival – August 20, 2015 final shooting draft script by Eric Heisserer ( Based on the story “Story of Your Life” written by Ted Chiang)
Fences – Undated, unspecified draft script by August Wilson (based on his play)
Silence – May 7, 2015 final shooting script by Jay Cocks & Martin Scorsese

Sony Classics
The Comedian – Undated, unspecified draft script by Art Linson & Jeff Ross and Richard Lagravenese and Lewis Friedman (story by Art Linson)
Elle – Undated, unspecified draft script by David Birke (Based on the novel Oh… by Philippe Djian)
Equity – Undated, unspecified draft script by Amy Fox (story by Sarah Megan Thomas, Alysia Reiner, Amy Fox)
The Hollars – Undated, unspecified draft script by James C. Strouse
I Saw The Light – Undated, unspecified draft script by Marc Abraham
Julieta – Undated, unspecified draft script by Pedro Almodavar
Land Of Mine – Undated, unspecified draft script by Martin Zandvliet
Maggie’s Plan – Undated, unspecified draft script by Rebecca Miller (Based on a story by Karen Rinaldi)
The Meddler – April 1, 2015, unspecified draft script by Lorene Scafaria
Miles Ahead – Undated, unspecified draft script by Steven Baigelman & Don Cheadle
The Red Turtle – Undated, unspecified draft script by Michael Dudok De Wit
Toni Erdmann – Undated, unspecified draft script by Maren Ade

Universal
Bridget Jones’s Baby – January 8th 2016 Final Shooting draft script by Helen Fielding and Dan Mazer and Emma Thompson (Based on the characters and story created by Helen Fielding )
Girl On The Train – Undated, unspecified draft script by Erin Cressida Wilson (Adapted from the novel by Paula Hawkins)
Hail, Caesar! – January 5th, 2015 blue revised draft script by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 – Undated, unspecified draft script by Nia Vardalos
The Secret Life Of Pets – Undated, unspecified draft script by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio and Brian Lynch
Sing – Undated, unspecified draft script by Garth Jennings

Walt Disney
Zootopia – June 21, 2016 unspecified draft script by Jared Bush & Phil Johnston

Warner Brothers
Sully – November 18, 2015 blue revised draft shooting script by Todd Komarnicki (based on the book Highest Duty: My Search For What Really Matters by Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III and Jeffrey Zaslow)

The Weinstein Company
The Founder – Undated, unspecified draft script by Robert Siegel
Gold – Undated, unspecified draft script by Patrick Massett & John Zinman
Lion – Undated, unspecified draft script by Luke Davies (Based on the book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley)
Sing Street – Undated, unspecified draft script by John Carney

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