2016 Award Season Scripts

It’s that time of year again. The studios publish  screenplays of  films they are hoping will garner award nominations. Here they are:

The Martian Script

Director:Ridley Scott
Written by:Drew Goddard (Screenplay), Andy Weir (Novel)

Script Synopsis:During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

Sing (2016) Script

Director:Garth Jennings, Christophe Lourdelet
Written by:Garth Jennings (Writer)

Script Synopsis:A koala named Buster recruits his best friend to help him drum up business for his theater by hosting a singing competition.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Script

Director:Kirk Jones
Written by:Nia Vardalos (Writer)

Script Synopsis:The continuing adventures of the Portokalos family. A follow-up to the 2002 comedy, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding."

Land of Mine Script

Director:Martin Zandvliet
Written by:Martin Zandvliet (Writer)

Script Synopsis:In the days following the surrender of Germany in May 1945, a group of young German prisoners of war were handed over to the Danish authorities and subsequently sent out to the West Coast, where they were ordered to remove the more than two million mines that the Germans had placed in the sand along the coast. With their bare hands, crawling around in the sand, the boys were forced to perform the dangerous work under the leadership of the Danish sergeant, Carl Leopold Rasmussen.

Elle Script

Director:Paul Verhoeven
Written by:David Birke (Screenplay), Philippe Djian (Novel)

Script Synopsis:When Michelle, the CEO of a gaming software company, is attacked in her home by an unknown assailant, she refuses to let it alter her precisely ordered life. She manages crises involving family, all the while becoming engaged in a game of cat and mouse with her stalker.

Arrival Script

Director:Denis Villeneuve
Written by:Ted Chiang (Short Story), Eric Heisserer (Screenplay), Sam Hudecki (Storyboard)

Script Synopsis:Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.

The Place Beyond the Pines (2013) Script


Script Synopsis:A motorcycle stunt rider considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician.

The Armstrong Lie Script

Director:Alex Gibney
Written by:Peter Elkind (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:In 2009, Alex Gibney was hired to make a film about Lance Armstrong’s comeback to cycling. The project was shelved when the doping scandal erupted, and re-opened after Armstrong’s confession. The Armstrong Lie picks up in 2013 and presents a riveting, insider's view of the unraveling of one of the most extraordinary stories in the history of sports. As Lance Armstrong says himself, “I didn’t live a lot of lies, but I lived one big one.”

Pawn Sacrifice (2015) Script


Script Synopsis:American chess champion Bobby Fischer prepares for a legendary match-up against Russian Boris Spassky.

Learning to Drive (2015) Script


Script Synopsis:As her marriage dissolves, a Manhattan writer takes driving lessons from a Sikh instructor with marriage troubles of his own. In each other's company they find the courage to get back on the road and the strength to take the wheel.