6th Update – For Your Consideration: 2021 Awards Contention Screenplays


12/8/21 – Updated with three additional scripts.
12/13/21 – Updated with two additional scripts.
12/21/21 – Updated with five additional scripts.
12/30/21 – Updated with four additional scripts.
01/13/22 – Updated with six additional scripts.
01/18/22 – Updated with eight additional scripts.

With the launch of awards season comes the inevitable For Your Consideration awards campaigns. And with those come studios posting the screenplays they hope could be nominated for the various awards for which they would be eligible. 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 Studios

West Side Story – Undated, unspecified FYC drafpt by Tony Kushner, Based on the book for the musical by Arthur Laurents


C’Mon C’Mon – Undated FYC draft Written by Mike Mills
The Humans – FYC draft Written by Stephen Karam, From a play by Stephen Karam
Red Rocket – FYC draft written by Sean Baker & Chris Bergoch


Annette – Undated draft by Ron Mael and Russell Mael
Being The Ricardos – Undated script by Aaron Sorkin
The Electric Life Of Louis Wain – Undated script by Simon Stephenson and Will Sharpe
A Hero – October 2020 unspecified draft by Asghar Farhadi
Invasion (aka Encounter) – September 29, 2020 White draft script by Joe Barton and Michael Pearce
The Tender Bar – Undated script by William Monahan (based on the book by J.R. Moehringer)
The Tomorrow War – Undated draft by Zach Dean


Coda – Undated, unspecified script by Sian Heder (Based on La Famille Belier)
Swan Song – FCY draft Written by Benjamin Cleary
The Tragedy Of Macbeth – Undated FYC draft Screenplay by Joel Coen Based on the play by William Shakespeare

Bleeker Street

Mass – Undated draft by Fran Kranz

Focus Features

Belfast – Shooting Draft August 2020 By Kenneth Branagh
The Card Counter – FYC draft written by Paul Schrader
Last Night In Soho – FYC draft written by Edgar Wright & Krysty Wilson-Cairns, Story by Edgar Wright
Stillwater – FYC draft Written by Tom McCarthy & Marcus Hinchey and Thomas Bidegain & Noé Debré


Spencer – FYC draft by Steven Knight


Don’t Look Up – Undated FYC Draft Written by Adam McKay Story by Adam McKay and David Sirota
The Hand Of God (E’ Stata La Mano DiDio) – Undated third draft by Paolo Sorrentino
The Harder They Fall – FYC draft screenplay by Jeymes Samuel and Boaz Yakin, Screen Story by Jeymes Samuel
The Lost Daughter – FYC draft by Maggie Gyllenhaal, based on the novel by Elena Ferrante
The Mitchells Vs. The Machines – FYC draft Written by Mike Rianda And Jeff Rowe
Passing – Undated FYC draft by Rebecca Hall, Based on the Novella by Nella Larsen
The Power of the Dog – Undated, unspecified FYC draft by Jane Campion, Based on The Power of the Dog By Thomas Savage
Tick, Tick… Boom! – FYC draft Screenplay by Steven Levenson, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson, Based on the musical by Jonathan Larson


Encanto – Undated, unspecified draft by Charise Castro Smith & Jared Bush


The French Dispatch – Undated, unspecified FYC draft By Wes Anderson, Story By Wes Anderson Roman Coppola Hugo Guinness Jason Schwartzman
Nightmare Alley – Undated FYC draft Written by Guillermo del Toro & Kim Morgan, Based on the Novel by William Lindsay Gresham

Sony Classics

Jocky – Undated draft script by Clint Bentley & Greg Kwedar
Nine Days – August 2, 2019 yellow draft by Edson Oda

United Artists

Cyrano – Undated FYC draft by Erica Schmidt, Based on the stage musical adapted and directed by Erica Schmidt from Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, Music by Aaron & Bryce Dessner, Lyrics by Matt Berninger & Carin Besser
House Of Gucci – Undated, unspecified FYC draft by Becky Johnston and Roberto Bentivegna, Story by Becky Johnston, Based on the book The House of Gucci by Sara Gay Forden
No Time To Die – Undated, unspecified FYC draft by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Cary Joji Fukunaga and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Story by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Cary Joji Fukunaga
Respect – Undated, unspecified FYC draft by Tracey Scott Wilson, Story by Callie Khouri and Tracey Scott Wilson


The Boss Baby: Family Business – January 2, 2021 Final Draft by Michael McCullers (Story by Tom McGrath & Michael McCullers)
Spirit Untamed – January 29, 2021 Unspecified draft by Aury Wallington and Kristin Hahn, Additional Dialogue by Katherine Nolfi

Walt Disney Animation

Raya and The Last Dragon – Undated, unspecified FYC draft by Qui Nguyen and Adele Lim

Warner Brothers

Dune – June 19, 2020 Salmon Revisions Final Shooting Draft script by Jon Spaihts and Denis Villeneuve and Eric Roth (Based on the novel ‘Dune’ by Frank Herbert)
King Richard – November 19, 2021 Final As Filmed Draft script by Zach Baylin

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