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Oscar Nominees 2012: Best Adapted Screenplay
We assess the pros and cons for this year’s Academy Award nominees

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Oscar Nominees 2012: Best Adapted Screenplay | The Ides of March (George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon)
The Ides of March (George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon)

Why They Will Win

  It’s a smart and pacy piece that dissects the backroom dealings of the most powerful people in the US – and as the election unfolds, that couldn’t be more timely.
  It contains the line, “You can lie, you can cheat, you can start a war, you can bankrupt the country, but you can't fuck the interns.”
  George Clooney is one of the nominees. Who doesn’t love George Clooney? (Seriously, who? You can be rounded up and sent to re-education camp for that in Hollywood)

 


 

 Why They Won't Win

  They changed the name so people may not realise what it’s adapted from (Willimon’s play Farragut North)
  In a year where we’ve already have 19 Republican presidential debates, voters may be sick of politics.
  The ‘For Your Consideration’ posters are easily confused the FuckyeahRyanGosling tumblrs.
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