Oscars 2022: Best Adapted Screenplay Predictions

Does Oscar-winner Jane Campion win her second screenplay trophy or does it go to the nasty “Dune” writer-director? (Constantly updated.)

As usual, the nominees in the Adapted Screenplay category are varied, with films of all shapes and sizes being adapted from prior material, whether novels, short stories or previous films. there. As always, the auteurs have an edge over Academy voters.

Literary adaptation

While David Lynch and Alejandro Jodorowsky may have been beaten by the big-screen adaptations of Frank Herbert’s 1965 science fiction novel “Sand dunes” (Warner Bros./HBO Max), Oscar-nominated French-Canadian artist Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival”) took the opportunity to inject a splash of his brand image into the sci-fi epic I think there will be two parts. Part One is cut from a colorful novel by veteran Academy Award winners and directors Eric Roth (“Forrest Gump”) and Jon Spaihts. Oscar Isaac’s Duke Leto Atreides and Rebecca Ferguson’s Lady Jessica travel with their son Paul (Timothée Chalamet) to the dangerous desert planet Arrakis, which supplies the universe with the precious spice melange. After the pandemic delay, the film was highly appreciated by the fall festivals and achieved good results at the global box office, reaching the milestone of 10 Oscar nominations including Best Picture. Villeneuve’s startling omission from directorial nominations adds an element of sympathy to the win in this category, as a way to acknowledge the creative force that brought this great epic to life. film.

In her first directorial debut, actress and writer Maggie Gyllenhaal asked Italian novelist Elena Ferrante’s permission to adapt “The Lost Daughter” (Netflix), about a professor on vacation (nominated for that). is Olivia Colman) looks back on her painful experience as a young practitioner. mother (nominated Jessie Buckley). After a hit at Telluride, “The Lost Daughter” hits theaters on December 17 and Netflix on December 31. Last year’s “Promising Young Woman” set a precedent for an actress to break through as a screenwriter. and directed and took home an Oscar.

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Also from Netflix, Jane Campion’s faithful adaptation of Thomas Savage’s 1967 western novel, “The Power of the Dog,” stars Benedict Cumberbatch as eccentric rancher Phil Burbank, the ruthless sabotage the new wife (Kirsten Dunst) of brother George (Jesse Plemons). After debuting at fall festivals, the film opened to theaters on November 19 before its December 1 broadcast and scored 12 major nominations including Best Picture. While “The Power of the Dog” is the frontrunner for Picture and Director, will Campion take home his second writing Oscar after “The Piano”?

Opening with four nominations including Best Picture and Best Director is the critically-acclaimed “Drive My Car” (Janus), adapted by writer-director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi and writer Takamasa Oe from the short story. Haruki Murakami. In this case, voters can guess that “Drive My Car” will win Best International Feature Film.

Redo
Debuting at Sundance is August crowdpleaser “CODA” (Apple TV+), adapted by director Sian Heder from Victoria Bedos & Stanislas Carré de Malberg’s French film “La Famille Belier”, which tells the story of a deaf family Has a deaf daughter who loves music. a fishing village in New England.

The nominees are listed in order of their likelihood of winning.

Opponent
Eric Roth, Jon Spaihts and Denis Villeneuve (“Dune”)
Jane Campion (“The Power of the Dog”)
Maggie Gyllenhaal (“The Lost Daughter”)
Sian Heder (“CODA”)
Ryûsuke Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe (“Drive My Car”)

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