Best Original Screenplay

Just like the Adapted Screenplay category, winners here have usually been nominated for Best Picture as well.

This year, only Bridge of Spies and Spotlight are in both categories. Spotlight seems like a safe bet to win this year, but Inside Out shouldn’t be left out of the running just because it isn’t a Best Picture nominee. Pixar created a wonderfully inventive film and a lot of its charm came from the script.

  1. Spotlight
  2. Inside Out
  3. Bridge of Spies
  4. Ex Machina
  5. Straight Outta Compton