For Your Consideration – 2014

Its that time of year where studios are vying for award nominations and publish scripts for all to see. Official nominees will be announced Jan 16, 2014. Here is what we have so far:


  1. 42 Script written by Brian Helgeland
  2. Gravity Script written by Alfonso Cuarón & Jonás Cuarón
  3. Prisoners Script written by Aaron Guzikowski
  4. The Great Gatsby Script written by Baz Luhrmann & Craig Pearce
  5. Despicable Me 2 Script written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio
  6. Lone Survivor Script written by Peter Berg
  7. Rush Script written by Peter Morgan
  8. Mud Script written by Jeff Nichols
  9. Before Midnight Script written by Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke & Julie Delpy
  10. The Invisible Woman Script written by Abi Morgan
  11. Kill Your Darlings Script written by John Krokidas and Austin Bunn
  12. Wadjda Script written by Haifaa Al Mansour
  13. The Past Script written by Asghar Farhadi
  14. The Bling Ring Script written by Sofia Coppola
  15. The Spectacular Now Script written by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber
  16. Spring Breakers Script written by Harmony Korine
  17. Enough Said Script written by Nicole Holofcener
  18. 12 Years A Slave Script written by John Ridley – winner best adapted screenplay and best picture
  19. The Way Way Back Script written by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash
  20. Lee Daniels’ The Butler Script written by Danny Strong
  21. One Chance Script written by Justin Zackham
  22. Fruitvale Station Script written by Ryan Coogler
  23. The Croods Script written by Kirk DeMicco & Chris Sanders
  24. The Place Beyond the Pines Script written by Derek Cianfrance, Ben Coccio & Darius Marder
  25. Wreck-It Ralph Script
  26. Monsters University Script written by Daniel Gerson, Robert L. Baird & Dan Scanlon
  27. Frankenweenie Script written by John August
  28. Frozen Script written by Jennifer Lee
  29. August: Osage County Script by Tracy Letts
  30. Dallas Buyers Club Script by Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack
  31. The Fifth Estate Script
  32. Nebraska Script by Robert W. Nelson
  33. Philomena Script by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope
  34. Short Term 12 by Destin Daniel Cretton
  35. The Wolf of Wall Street by Terence Winter
  36. Labor Day Script by Jason Reitman
  37. Saving Mr. Banks Script by Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith
  38. All Is Lost Script by J.C. Chandor

2012 Oscar Nominee Scripts

‘Tis Oscar season and for those of us looking for scripts on the internet it’s a bonanza.  The studios, in their quest for nominations and awards, made their candidates’ scripts available (and in PDF no less !)

Original Screenplay

Adapted Screenplay

Best Motion Picture of the Year

Ingmar Bergman Movie Scripts

A few directors have exerted so much influence on cinema as Ingmar Bergman, described by Woody Allen as the greatest film artist since the invention of motion picture camera. During his remarkable career spanning over some five decades, he wrote and directed such masterpieces as The Seventh Seal (1957), The Winter Light (1963), Wild Strawberries (1957), The Silence (1962), Persona (1966), Through the Glass Darkly (1961) and Fanny and Alexander (1982). He mostly explored the existentialist themes of anxiety, death, faith and insanity in his films. Other than cinema, he was also an active and productive director in theater. The stress that he laid upon the characters in his films and the efficient presentation of the feelings behind them is virtually unmatched. His scripts discuss the characters and their innermost fears, hopes and desires in great details.

Three of Ingmar Bergman’s films (The Virgin Spring, Through the Glass Darkly and Fanny and Alexander) won Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. He was nominated for ten more Oscars in the categories of Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Picture. In 1971, he was also awarded the prestigious Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award at the Academy Awards. Bergman has exerted wide influence on directors throughout the world, including the noteworthy Hollywood directors such as Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese. Ingmar Bergman mostly wrote his own screenplays, after in depth analysis and months of retrospection. The English titles of  Ingmar Bergman Films, with links to scripts where we found them:

  1. Torment Script (1944)
  2. Crisis  (1946)
  3. It Rains on Our Love  (1946)
  4. Woman Without a Face  (1947)
  5. A Ship to India  (1947)
  6. Music in Darkness  (1948)
  7. Port of Call  (1948)
  8. Eva  (1948)
  9. Prison  (1949)
  10. Thirst  (1949)
  11. To Joy  (1950)
  12. This Can’t Happen Here  (1950)
  13. Summer Interlude  (1951)
  14. Divorced  (1951)
  15. Secrets of Women  (1952)
  16. Summer with Monika  (1953)
  17. Sawdust and Tinsel  (1953)
  18. A Lesson in Love  (1954)
  19. Dreams  (1955)
  20. Smiles of a Summer Night Script (1955)
  21. Last Pair Out  (1956)
  22. The Seventh Seal Script (1957)
  23. Wild Strawberries Script (1957)
  24. Brink of Life  (1958)
  25. The Magician Script (1958)
  26. The Virgin Spring  (1960)
  27. The Devil’s Eye  (1960)
  28. Through a Glass Darkly  (1961)
  29. The Pleasure Garden  (1961)
  30. Winter Light  (1963)
  31. The Silence  (1963)
  32. All These Women  (1964)
  33. Persona Script (Transcript) (1966)  script link 2 ($)
  34. Stimulantia  (1967)
  35. Hour of the Wolf  (1968)
  36. Shame Script (1968)
  37. The Rite  (1969)
  38. The Passion of Anna  (1969)
  39. The Touch  (1971)
  40. Cries and Whispers Script Excerpt (1972)
  41. Scenes from a Marriage  (1973)
  42. The Magic Flute  (1975)
  43. Face to Face Script (1976) ($)
  44. The Serpent’s Egg  (1977)
  45. Autumn Sonata  (1978)
  46. From the Life of the Marionettes  (1980)
  47. Fanny and Alexander Script (1982)
  48. After the Rehearsal Script (1984)
  49. The Blessed Ones  (1986)
  50. The Best Intentions  (1991)
  51. Sunday’s Children  (1992)
  52. Private Confessions  (1996)
  53. In the Presence of a Clown Script (1997)
  54. Faithless  (2000)
  55. Saraband Script (2003)


Some useful Bergman links:

Ingmar Bergman Foundation – Film facts, plots, quotes, cast

Bergmanorama – Site with reviews, analysis, cast and credits


It Rains on Our Love(1946)
Woman Without a Face(1947)
A Ship to India(1947)
Music in Darkness(1948)
Port of Call(1948)
To Joy(1950)
This Can’t Happen Here(1950)
Summer Interlude(1951)
Secrets of Women(1952)
Summer with Monika(1953)
Sawdust and Tinsel(1953)
A Lesson in Love(1954)
Smiles of a Summer Night(1955)
Last Pair Out(1956)
The Seventh Seal(1957)
Wild Strawberries(1957)
Brink of Life(1958)
The Magician(1958)
The Virgin Spring(1960)
The Devil’s Eye(1960)
Through a Glass Darkly(1961)
The Pleasure Garden(1961)
Winter Light(1963)
The Silence(1963)
All These Women(1964)
Hour of the Wolf(1968)
The Rite(1969)
The Passion of Anna(1969)
The Touch(1971)
Cries and Whispers(1972)
Scenes from a Marriage(1973)
The Magic Flute(1975)
Face to Face(1976)
The Serpent’s Egg(1977)
Autumn Sonata(1978)
From the Life of the Marionettes(1980)
Fanny and Alexander(1982)
After the Rehearsal(1984)
The Blessed Ones(1986)
The Best Intentions(1991)
Sunday’s Children(1992)
Private Confessions(1996)
In the Presence of a Clown(1997)

Links to 2011 Oscar Nominee Scripts

‘Tis Oscar season and for those of us looking for scripts on the internet it’s a bonanza.  The studios, in their quest for nominations and awards, made their candidates’ scripts available (and in PDF no less !)  This year’s list of screenplay  candidates (original and adapted) almost matches the Best Picture nominee list. The exceptions are Black Swan which did not get a screenplay nod and Another Year which didn’t make it on the best picture list.

Original Screenplay

Adapted Screenplay

Best Motion Picture of the Year

Links to 2010 Oscar Scripts


The Winner:

“Precious” Screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher


“District 9”  Screenplay by Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell

“An Education” Screenplay by Nick Hornby

“In the Loop” Screenplay by Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche

“Up in the Air” Screenplay by Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner

The Winner:

“The Hurt Locker” Screenplay by Mark Boal


“Inglourious Basterds” Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino  (another  screenplay link)

“The Messenger” Screenplay by Alessandro Camon and Oren Moverman

“A Serious Man” Screenplay by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

“Up” Screenplay by Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, Story by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Tom McCarthy

Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay

The Great McGintyPreston Sturges
1941Citizen KaneHerman Mankiewicz, Orson Welles
1942Woman of the YearMichael Kanin, Ring Lardner Jr.
1943Princess O’RourkeNorman Krasna
1944WilsonLamar Trotti
1945Marie-LouiseRichard Schweizer
1946The Seventh VeilMuriel Box, Sydney Box
1947The Bachelor and the Bobby-SoxerSidney Sheldon
1949BattlegroundRobert Pirosh
1950Sunset BoulevardCharles Brackett, D.M. Marshman, Jr., Billy Wilder
1951An American in ParisAlan Jay Lerner
1952The Lavender Hill MobT.E.B. Clarke
1953TitanicCharles Brackett, Richard Breen, Walter Reisch
1954On the WaterfrontBudd Schulberg
1955Interrupted MelodySonya Levien, William Ludwig
1956The Red BalloonAlbert Lamorisse
1957Designing WomanGeorge Wells
1958The Defiant OnesNathan E. Douglas, Harold Jacob Smith
1959Pillow TalkClarence Greene, Maurice Richlin, Russell Rouse, Stanley Shapiro
1960The ApartmentI.A.L. Diamond, Billy Wilder
1961Splendor in the GrassWilliam Inge
1962Divorce, Italian StyleEnnio de Concini, Pietro Germi, Alfredo Giannetti
1963How the West Was WonJames Webb
1964Father GoosePeter Stone, Frank Tarloff
1965DarlingFrederic Raphael
1966A Man and a WomanClaude Lelouch, Pierre Uytterhoeven
1967Guess Who’s Coming to DinnerWilliam Rose
1968The ProducersMel Brooks
1969Butch Cassidy and the Sundance KidWilliam Goldman
1970PattonFrancis Ford Coppola, Edmund H. North
1971The HospitalPaddy Chayefsky
1972The CandidateJeremy Larner
1973The StingDavid S. Ward
1974ChinatownRobert Towne
1975Dog Day AfternoonFrank Pierson
1976NetworkPaddy Chayefsky
1977Annie HallWoody Allen, Marshall Brickman
1978Coming HomeRobert C. Jones, Waldo Salt andNancy Dowd
1979Breaking AwaySteve Tesich
1980Melvin and HowardBo Goldman
1981Chariots of FireColin Welland
1982GandhiJohn Briley
1983Tender MerciesHorton Foote
1984Places in the HeartRobert Benton
1985WitnessWilliam Kelley, Earl Wallace and Pamela Wallace
1986Hannah and Her SistersWoody Allen
1987MoonstruckJohn Patrick Shanley
1988Rain ManRonald Bass, Barry Morrow
1989Dead Poets SocietyTom Schulman
1990GhostBruce Joel Rubin
1991Thelma & LouiseCallie Khouri
1992The Crying GameNeil Jordan
1993The PianoJane Campion
1994Pulp FictionQuentin Tarantino and Roger Avary
1995The Usual SuspectsChristopher McQuarrie
1996FargoJoel & Ethan Coen
1997Good Will HuntingBen Affleck, Matt Damon
1998Shakespeare in LoveMarc Norman and Tom Stoppard
1999American BeautyAlan Ball
2000Almost FamousCameron Crowe
2001Gosford ParkJulian Fellowes
2002Talk to HerPedro Almodóvar
2003Lost in TranslationSofia Coppola
2004Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MindPierre Bismuth, Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman
2005CrashPaul Haggis and Bobby Moresco
2006Little Miss SunshineMichael Arndt
2007JunoDiablo Cody
2008MilkDustin Lance Black
2009The Hurt LockerMark Boal