Ah, December. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose, and Hollywood screenplays on the Internet. It's that time of year when the scripts that served as blueprints for the season's prestige films are placed online so that Academy voters, guild members, and critics groups can have a look as they wrestle with the question of which titles are awards-worthy. It's a generous gesture that makes it easier for scriptwriters at all levels of the industry to study the work of the writers they admire. Enjoy the reading material, and check back through Oscar season — we'll update the page with any last-minute contenders that make it online.


Written by Misan Sagay

Big Eyes
Written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski

Written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., Armando Bo

The Boxtrolls

The Boxtrolls
Written By Irena Brignull and Adam Pava
Based on the book Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow

Written by Richard Linklater

Written by John Michael McDonagh

Dear White People
Written by Justin Simien

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars
by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber
Based on the novel by John Green

Get On Up
Story by Steven Baigelman and Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth
Screenplay by Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth

Gone Girl
Screenplay by Gillian Flynn
Based on the novel by Gillian Flynn

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Screenplay by Wes Anderson
Story by Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness

How to Train Your Dragon 2

How to Train Your Dragon 2
By Dean DeBlois
Inspired by the novels by Cressida Cowell

The Imitation Game
Written by Graham Moore
Based on Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges

Into the Woods
Screenplay by James Lapine
Music and Lyrucs by Stephen Sondheim
Based on the musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine

Kill the Messenger
By Peter Landesman


By Steven Knight

A Most Violent Year
By J.C. Chandor

St. Vincent (de Van Nuys)
By Theodore Melfi

The Theory of Everything
Screenplay by Anthony McCarten

Screenplay by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen and Richard LaGravenese and William Nicholson
Based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand


Screenplay by Nick Hornby