Oscars 2021: Best Adapted Screenplay Predictions

Oscars 2021: Best Adapted Screenplay Predictions
As usual, the Adapted Screenplay category is more crowded than Original, although there could be some switches this year. Contenders are a varied bunch, with movies of all shapes and sizes adapted from plays, novels, memoirs, or documentaries. Some could get lost on VOD during this pandemic year, some may make it to festival play and theaters before this year’s two-month delayed Oscar deadline. Others will push later into 2021.

Among the novel adaptations, auteurs have the advantage with Academy voters. Canadian director Denis Villeneuve (“Blade Runner 2049”) and Eric Roth co-wrote their two-part screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sprawling 1965 science-fiction novel “Dune”. Oscar Isaac plays Duke Leto Atreides and Timothée Chalamet is his son Paul, who travel to spice planet Arrakis. Zendaya also stars with Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Momoa, Dave Bautista and Stellan Skarsgard.

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