Top Screenplay Choices in 2020 Awards Race Present Mix of Indie and Mainstream Fare

Top Screenplay Choices in 2020 Awards Race Present Mix of Indie and Mainstream Fare
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Da 5 Bloods

(Netflix)

Written by: Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee

Lee and Willmott won the

Oscar for adapted screenplay for 2018’s “BlacKkKlansman” and their examination of Ptsd and the aftermath of the fallen from Vietnam in “Da 5 Bloods,” encompassing the final performance of Chadwick Boseman, was deeply felt. Netflix is positioning the film to be a strong awards player and Lee is one of those familiar names that the branch will rec-

ognize and likely check off.

Judas and the Black Messiah

(Warner Bros.)

Written by: Will Berson and Shaka King (screenplay); Keith Lucas and Kenneth Lucas (story by)

The script’s narrative digs into government corruption and betrayal in such an acute way that has not been portrayed on screen before. While Black Lives Matter and civil unrest are still prominent in the news media and on the streets of our cities,
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