Download 2015 Oscar nominated screenplays!
The 2015 Oscar nominations came out today:
Adapted screenplay: American Sniper, Imitation Game, Inherent Vice, Theory of Everything, Whiplash.
Original screenplay: Birdman, Boyhood, Foxcatcher, Grand Budapest Hotel, Nightcrawler.
Studios and production companies have made eight of them available online. Here are links to those scripts which you can download legally. Also noted the studio and production company affiliation and the writers of each screenplay.
Birdman (Fox Searchlight), Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo
Boyhood (IFC Films), Richard Linklater
Foxcatcher (Sony Classics), E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman
Nightcrawler (Open Road Films), Dan Gilroy
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Fox Searchlight), Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness
The Imitation Game (The Weinstein Company), Graham Moore
The Theory of Everything (Focus Features), Anthony McCarten
Whiplash (Sony Classics), Damien Chazelle
While the studios release movie scripts as part of their For Your Consideration push, it is a boon to screenwriters, both for our education and edification. Read these scripts! That effort will serve you well. And congratulations to the writers of all the nominated screenplays!
UPDATE: Someone asked which of the nominated scripts had made an annual Black List. These did: Foxcatcher, Selma, Whiplash, American Sniper and The Imitation Game.