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

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2013 Oscar Nominees Profiled: Best Original Screenplay | Flight
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Written by: Screewnwriter John Gatins. Read the script here (PDF).

Why He Will Win

1  The film works well as a character study of a man who’s both hero and villain, frequently at the same time.
2 It’s a story with personal significance to Gatins, and he’s been charming, open and candid about his own life in discussing his film – which may have won over voters.
3 Bagging a nomination for his leading man could help Gatin’s chances: although Washington looks unlikely to win, the acting block might reward Gatin on his behalf.

 

 Why He Won't Win

1  While he’s been nominated for the WGA, Gatins hasn’t picked up any other major nominations this season.
2 The film is not nominated for much else, in particular Best Picture. And Denzel Washington’s nod suggests that it’s seen as a film with one great character rather than being, overall, a great film.
3 The film feels more like a showcase for one great character than a great film overall.

 

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Zero Dark Thirty does not have a Best Director nomination. That was one of the big upsets on nomination morning. More

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