Best Adapted Screenplay 2017

Most recent update: Mar. 6, 2017

Just for fun, of course. Can Sundance faves Dee Rees and Luca Guadagnino stay hot topics of conversation throughout the season?


My official predictions include only performances in films set for U.S. distribution in 2016. The process of guessing who will and will not make the cut always seems to be collaborative, so feel free to leave a comment – here or on Twitter – that addresses any relevant information or contenders you feel should be included.


  1. Dee Rees for Mudbound (more)

  2. Luca Guadagnino, James Ivory, and Walter Fasano for Call Me by Your Name (more)

  3. Brian Selznick for Wonderstruck (more)

  4. Stephen Amidon, Francesca Archibugi, Paolo Virzi, and Francesco Piccolo for The Leisure Seeker (more)

  5. Hampton Fancher and Michael Green for Blade Runner 2049 (more)

Next in Line?

  1. Alex Garland for Annihilation (more)
  2. Helen Edmundson and Philippa Goslett for Mary Magdalene (more)
  3. Michael Green for Murder on the Orient Express (more)
  4. Sofia Coppola for The Beguiled (more)
  5. Lee Hall for Victoria and Abdul (more)

Other Possibilities

  1. Jason Dean Hall for Thank You for Your Service (more)
  2. Oren Uziel and Dong Jung for God Particle (more)
  3. Deston Cretton, Andrew Lanham, and Marti Noxon for The Glass Castle (more)
  4. Lynne Ramsay for You Were Never Really Here (more)
  5. M. Night Shyamalan for Split (more)
  6. Aaron Sorkin for Molly’s Game (more)
  7. David Kajganich and Daria Nicolodi for Suspiria
  8. David Michôd for War Machine (more)
  9. Steve Conrad for Wonder (more)

Long Shots


In Limbo

The following films fall into one or more of the following categories: They might not hit theaters this year due to distributors’ schedules, they might not be complete in time, or the films might lack stateside distribution altogether.Of course, as anyone who follows this mess knows, things can change at a moment’s notice.

Of course, as anyone who follows this mess knows, things can change at a moment’s notice.

  • Matt Greenhalgh for Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (more)

A photo of Patricia Arquette in Boyhood (via Collider).


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