Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Feature
Oscar Nominees 2012: Best Original 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 Original Screenplay | Midnight in Paris (Woody Allen)
Midnight in Paris (Woody Allen)

Why He Will Win

  He’s Woody Allen! And he’s written a script that combines romantic comedy, time travel (but not in an offputting sci-fi way) and literature, and set it in Paris. Surely that deserves a nod.
  Allen hasn’t won since Hannah And Her Sisters in 1987. Surely he’s overdue. And he’s one of only two nominees this year also up for the Writers Guild award.
  Voting for Woody would give Academy voters the chance to show that they too are familiar with Stein, Picasso, Hemmingway and the rest…

 


 

 Why He Won't Win

  He’s Woody Allen! He already has two Screenplay Oscars so there’s no need to rush to give him another.
  Wait, romantic comedy? And sci-fi? And you seriously think this could win? AHAHAHA.
  Any of the nominees in this category would allow voters to feel smart this year. OK, maybe not Bridesmaids.
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
Black Mass Trailer Breakdown With Director Scott Cooper
Find out what's what with Johnny Depp's take on Boston Gangster Whitey Bulger

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Read Empire's official verdict

Empire Meets Joely Richardson
On Maggie, Arnie and Event Horizon

100 Greatest Movie Characters
The complete list of your all-time favourite heroes and villains

Vote Now For Your Favourite TV Shows
Pick your top five - if you can...

Paul Rudd Is Awesome
Being awesome: from Clueless to Ant-Man

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  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)