Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Feature
Oscar Nominees 2012: Best Adapted Screenplay
We assess the pros and cons for this year’s Academy Award nominees

submit to reddit

It’s that time of year again, as Hollywood’s finest find themselves, with alarming regularity, donning outfits that cost more than your house and jewellery worth more than you will earn in a lifetime. But awards season is all building to one supreme event, the Empire Awards Oscars on February 26. Ahead of that milestone, we assess the chances of each nominee in the major categories, and see who’s looking good ahead of the big night…

WORDS HELEN O'HARA
1 2 3 4 5
  1 of 5 Next
Oscar Nominees 2012: Best Adapted Screenplay | Moneyball (Steven Zaillian, Stan Chervin, Aaron Sorkin)
Moneyball (Steven Zaillian, Stan Chervin, Aaron Sorkin)

Why They Will Win

  They made a film about sports and maths and it was watchable, never mind good (which it also was). That in itself is a hell of an achievement.
  Two out of three of these nominees are previous winners, and much admired screenwriters in Hollywood. They have clear Oscar form.
  To get that film out of that book is a heck of an effort, and has taken great skill in the adaptation.

 


 

 Why They Won't Win

  Jeez, it’s about maths and sport. Who even wants to read that script to see if it’s good?
  Sorkin won last year! We know he’s good and all, and everyone likes The West Wing, but give someone else a chance! (Zaillian has one as well, for Schindler’s List).
  The real-life story doesn’t deliver the big ending you want, so it may not be as Academy-friendly as other nominees.
1 2 3 4 5
 
1 of 5
Next

Have Your Say
Register or login now to let us know what you think.


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
21 Great Movie Cons
Fleece your friends with these duplicitous devices...

Empire Podcast 150: Margot Robbie
The Focus (and Wolf Of Wall Street) star from the Top Gear track...

Empire's New Spectre Issue Covers
First look at Bond 24 in Empire's April issue

Vote For The Jameson Empire Awards 2015!
Your mission is clear...

The Oscars: Who Won What?
The winners, the losers, the dresses, the suits...

Sleeping Beauties: The Story Behind 12 Of Cinema's Unlikeliest Hits
They came, they saw, they surprisingly conquered

Writer / Director Dan Gilroy Reveals 8 Nightcrawler Secrets
On Jake Gyllenhaal's hand-slicing mirror smash and more...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)