For Your Consideration: 2021 Awards Season Best Screenplay Hopefuls


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.

Given that the awards season is being stretched out all the way to the end of April thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, studios may be releasing their nomination-hopeful screenplays across a broader timeline than normal. Usually at this point in the awards season we see more than just the baker’s dozen that are currently publicly posted. Not to worry, though, as we will continue to update the list when more become available.

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.


Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm – undated draft by Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Dan Swimer, Peter Baynham, Erica Rivinoja, Dan MazerJena Friedman, Lee Kern
Herself – by Clare Dunne & Malcolm Campbell
I’m Your Woman – undated draft by Julia Hart & Jordan Horowitz
One Night In Miami… – undated draft by Kemp Powers
Sound Of Metal – undated draft by Darius Marder and Abraham Marder

Focus Features

Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always – January 28, 2019 production draft script by Eliza Hittman

Fox Searchlight

The Personal History OF David Copperfield – June to August 2018 shooting script script by Simon Blackwell & Armando Iannucci (Adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens)

Lions Gate

Antebellum – Undated, unspecified draft script by Gerard Bush + Christopher Renz


Da 5 Bloods – March 11, 2019 7th revised (salmon) draft script by Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee (Revisions by Matt Billingsly (Written by Danny Bilson & Paul DeMeo))
I’m Thinking Of Ending Things – March 12, 2019 Yellow revised draft script by Charlie Kaufman (Based on the novel by Iain Reid)

Trial Of The Chicago 7 – Undated, unspecified draft script by Aaron Sorkin


The King Of Staten Island – draft dated June 3, 2019 by Judd Apatow & Pete Davidson & Dave Sirus

Warner Brothers

Tenet – Undated, unspecified draft script by Christopher Nolan

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