Welcome to a brand new episode of For Your Consideration, the internet’s most beloved awards talk show, hosted by Oscar experts Scott Mantz, Perri Nemiroff, and Jeff Sneider
This week, the gang tackles the Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay races, both of which are wide open right now as far as the three FYC hosts are concerned. The Fabelmans duo Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner feel like a strong bet in the original screenplay category, as it marks Spielberg’s first writing credit since A.I.
But Spielberg will likely be competing with fellow directors Martin McDonagh (The Banshees of Inisherin) and Todd Field (TÁR), not to mention Daniels, whose A24 movie Everything Everywhere All at Once is coming off a Best Picture win at the Gotham Awards.
Oscar-winning directors such as Damien Chazelle and Sam Mendes are also in contention this year with Babylon and Empire of Light, and keep an eye on Elegance Bratton, whose debut The Inspection has earned strong reviews from critics.
In the adapted screenplay category, sequels like Top Gun: Maverick and Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery loom large, as does The Whale, which writer Samuel D. Hunter based on his own play. Jeff acknowledges that while Glass Onion qualifies as an adapted screenplay due to it being a sequel, he thinks it’s really an original screenplay, as it’s a standalone mystery that you really don’t need to have seen Knives Out to understand.
However, Sarah Polley may very well be the frontrunner in this category thanks to her adaptation of Miriam Toews‘ novel Women Talking, and don’t discount Noah Baumbach, who had the tricky task of adapting Don DeLillo‘s 1985 book White Noise for Netflix.
Above the Line will be the home of For Your Consideration this season, though all episodes will debut on Perri’s YouTube channel, so be sure to leave a comment with your own thoughts on this year’s Best Actress race. You can follow the gang on Twitter and Instagram at @MovieMantz, @PNemiroff, and @TheInSneider, and if you missed last week’s episode in which the gang revealed the movies and performances that they’re grateful for this year, you can catch it right here.
Until next time, we’ll FYC-ya later!