One of the most welcome trends in recent Oscar seasons has been the decision by studios to publish screenplays for award contenders on the Internet. The scripts are ostensibly placed online so that Academy voters, guild members, and critics groups can have a look at the blueprint for the films they saw during the year as they wrestle with the question of which titles are awards-worthy. The studios don't promote these PDFs to the general public, but they don't protect them with passwords, either, a generous gesture that makes it easy for script-writers at all levels of the industry to study the work of the writers they most admire.
We've added an asterisk to the script titles below that have received Oscar nominations in the original or adapted screenplay category. As far as we can tell, the Oscar-nominated screenplays for Blue Jasmine, written by Woody Allen, Her, written by Spike Jonze, and Captain Phillips, written by Billy Ray, have not been published online — yet. But the screenplay to American Hustle was just posted, so maybe there's still hope for the rest.
Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
Based on The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Written by Peter Berg
Based on the book by Marcus Luttrell
Written by Derek Cianfrance, Ben Coccio, & Darius Marder
by Aaron Guzikowski
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