Read scripts – Deadline

Deadline’s Read the Screenplay series, which highlights the most animated scripts of awards season, included 12 films that received Oscar nominations on Monday morning.

In Screenplay Races, this year Deadline featured seven of 10 films, including all five films nominated in the Adapted Screenplay category: Amazon Studios’ Next movie Borat and One night in Miami, Sony Pictures Classics’ The father, Searchlight’s Nomadland and Netflix The white tiger.

There are also two scripts that were given names in the Original Screenplay category: Warner Bros’ Judas and the Black Messiah and A24 Minari.

Other nominees for the original screenplay this year were Focus Features’ Promising young woman by Emerald Fennell; Amazon Studios’ Sound of metal by Darius Marder & Abraham Marder, with a story by Darius Marder & Derek Cianfrance; and Netflix The Chicago 7 trial written by Aaron Sorkin, who won the Oscar for Adapted Screenplay in 2011 for Social network.

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Among the group of scenarios operated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this morning, four of the films – Judas and the black Messiah, the father, Minari and Nomadland – received nominations for best film, as did Mank, which leads all nominees with 10. It was also featured in the Read Screenplay series and is included below along with the other nominees World news (with four names in total) from Universal, choice of animation Soul from disney and Above the moon from Netflix and Hulu USA vs Billie Holiday which earned star Andra Day a nomination for Best Actress.

Here are the scripts for you to catch up on ahead of the Oscars on April 25:


Next movie Borat (Amazon Studios)
Screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Dan Swimer & Peter Baynham & Erica Rivinoja & Dan Mazer & Jena Friedman & Lee Kern; Story of Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Dan Swimer & Nina Pedrad

The father (Sony Pictures Classics)
Screenplay by Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller

Nomadland (Projector)
Written for the screen by ChloƩ Zhao

One night in Miami (Amazon Studios)
Scenario by Kemp Powers

The white tiger (Netflix)
Written for the screen by Ramin Bahrani


Judas and the Black Messiah (Warner Bros)
Screenplay by Will Berson & Shaka King; Story of Will Berson & Shaka King and Kenny Lucas & Keith Lucas

Minari (A24)
Written by Lee Isaac Chung


Mank (Netflix)
Written by Jack Fincher


Above the moon (Netflix)
Written by Audrey Wells

Soul (Disney)
Written by Pete Docter, Mike Jones and Kemp Powers


World news (Universal)
Screenplay by Paul Greengrass and Luke Davies

The United States vs. Billie Holiday (Hulu)
Scenario by Suzan-Lori Parks

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