Oscars 2020: Best Original Screenplay Predictions

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Oscars 2020: Best Original Screenplay Predictions
Quentin Tarantino may have the upper hand in the Best Original Screenplay race, considering the upbeat reception for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” However, the first strong original screenplays of the year emerged before Tarantino’s opus premiered at Cannes, with the highlights of the Sundance Film Festival.

Writer-director Lulu Wang’s true family dramedy “The Farewell,” starring Awkwafina, scored rave reviews, a coveted A24 deal, and became a rare summer box office hit that stayed in theaters through the fall. Somehow, writer-turned-director Scott Z. Burns managed to turn a 6,700-page Senate CIA investigation into “The Report,” a feat of dramatic writing for smart audiences that imparts reams of info about CIA interrogation techniques, along the lines of post-Watergate journalism drama “All the President’s Men,” which won four Oscars.

This spring, Jordan Peele followed up his Oscar-contender “Get Out” with another original smart horror hit, “Us” ($255 million worldwide
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