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2013 Oscar Nominees Profiled: Best Adapted Screenplay
We assess the pros and cons for this year’s Academy Award nominees

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 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 24. 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…

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2013 Oscar Nominees Profiled: Best Adapted Screenplay | Argo
Argo

Adapted by: Chris Terrio from the article about the "Canadian Caper" written by Jean Pelletier for the Canadian newspaper, La Presse.

Why It Will Win

1  Ben Affleck called this screenplay “masterful” during his BAFTA acceptance speech and it’s hard to argue, with Terrio creating tension even though the ending is a matter of historical record.
2 With Argo appearing to have huge momentum as a film, could Terrio be part of a sweep? He won the WGA in this category already, which is a good sign.
3 The line “Argo fuck yourself” deserves Academy recognition.

 

 Why It Won't Win

1  Having such an astonishing true story to base his work on might work against Terrio, with voters underestimating how much he added.
2 He hasn’t won many of the pre-Oscar awards and faces really strong competition in this category.
3 The line “Argo fuck yourself” is a bit rude and may shock older voters.
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