Contenders for Best Screenplay of 2013

Sandra Bullock in GravityThe announcement for Best Screenplay Oscar nominations will be on January 16, 2014. In the meantime, the contenders have made their screenplays and screenplay adaptations available for consideration. This is the only time of year that the studios make their screenplays available for free due to nomination considerations.

The links are made available directly from the studios during this nomination period, so at some point in the future the below links will no longer be available. For those of you who read a lot of screenplays, you’ll notice that some of the writers use the proper format and techniques, while others don’t, so be careful who you emulate as Hollywood outsiders need to use proper structure to break in.

12 Years A Slave (Fox Searchlight)

42 (Warner Bros)

All Is Lost (Roadside Attractions)

The Armstrong Lie (Sony Classics)

August: Osage County (Weinstein Co.)

Before Midnight (Sony Classics)

The Bling Ring (A24)

The Croods (DreamWorks Animation)

Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features)

Despicable Me 2 (Universal Studios)

Enough Said (Fox Searchlight)

The Fifth Estate (DreamWorks)

Frozen (Disney)

Fruitvale Station (The Weinstein Co)

Gravity (Warner Bros)

The Great Gatsby (Warner Bros)

The Invisible Woman (Sony Classics)

Kill Your Darlings (Sony Classics)

Lee Daniels’ The Butler (The Weinstein Co)

Lone Survivor (Universal Studios)

Monsters University (Disney/Pixar)

Mud (Roadside Attractions)

Nebraska (Paramount)

One Chance (The Weinstein Co)

Prisoners (Warner Bros)

The Past (Sony Classics)

Philomena (TWC)

The Place Beyond The Pines (Focus Features)

Rush (Universal Studios)

Saving Mr. Banks (Disney)

Short Term 12  (Cinedigm)

The Spectacular Now (A24)

Spring Breakers (A24)

The Way Way Back (Fox Searchlight)

Wadjda (Sony Pictures Classics)

The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount)

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