Monday, 18 February 2013


Best Original Screenplay
Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Chris Terrio (Argo)

Best Documentary Screenplay
Malik Bendjelloul (Searching for Sugar Man)

At this point in awards season, few surprises occur. The Academy are much more likely to throw us a curveball than any of the guilds, once we're this far into February. All three of these winners were the favourites for their respective awards, although Mark Boal and Chris Terrio will both face stiff competition on Sunday: Boal from Quentin Tarantino and Michael Haneke (neither nominated here), Terrio from Tony Kushner and David O. Russell. Unsurprising choices these may be, but both screenplay races remain open for the taking.