Oscar Predictions – Best Adapted Screenplay

Here are the NBP staff predictions for Best Adapted Screenplay. For an overview of all awards predictions, visit our Oscar Predictions page.

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NBP Staff Picks

Matt Neglia
1WOMEN TALKING (Sarah Polley)
2THE WHALE (Samuel D. Hunter)
3SHE SAID (Rebecca Lenkiewicz)
4LIVING (Kazuo Ishiguro)
5GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY (Rian Johnson)
6BONES & ALL (David Kajganich)
7GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO (Guillermo del Toro, Patrick McHale, Gris Grimly, Matthew Robbins)
8WHITE NOISE (Noah Baumbach)
9TOP GUN: MAVERICK (Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christopher McQuarrie)
10MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON (Dean Fleischer-Camp, Jenny Slate, Nick Paley)

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Dan Bayer
1WOMEN TALKING (Sarah Polley)
2WHITE NOISE (Noah Baumbach)
3GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY (Rian Johnson)
4SHE SAID (Rebecca Lenkiewicz)
5THE WHALE (Samuel D. Hunter)
6WHITE NOISE (Noah Baumbach)
7LIVING (Kazuo Ishiguro)
8THE SON (Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller)
9ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (Ian Stokell, Lesley Paterson, Edward Berger)
10BONES & ALL (David Kajganich)

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Zoe Rose Bryant
1WOMEN TALKING (Sarah Polley)
2THE WHALE (Samuel D. Hunter)
3GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY (Rian Johnson)
4SHE SAID (Rebecca Lenkiewicz)
5BONES & ALL (David Kajganich)
6WHITE NOISE (Noah Baumbach)
7GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO (Guillermo del Toro, Patrick McHale, Gris Grimly, Matthew Robbins)
8LIVING (Kazuo Ishiguro)
9TOP GUN: MAVERICK (Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christopher McQuarrie)
10ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (Ian Stokell, Lesley Paterson, Edward Berger)

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Danilo Castro
1WOMEN TALKING (Sarah Polley)
2THE WHALE (Samuel D. Hunter)
3SHE SAID (Rebecca Lenkiewicz)
4GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY (Rian Johnson)
5LIVING (Kazuo Ishiguro)
6WHITE NOISE (Noah Baumbach)
7LIVING (Kazuo Ishiguro)
8ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (Ian Stokell, Lesley Paterson, Edward Berger)
9THE PALE BLUE EYE (Scott Cooper)
10MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON (Dean Fleischer-Camp, Jenny Slate, Nick Paley)

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Nadia Dalimonte
1WOMEN TALKING (Sarah Polley)
2THE WHALE (Samuel D. Hunter)
3GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY (Rian Johnson)
4SHE SAID (Rebecca Lenkiewicz)
5LIVING (Kazuo Ishiguro)
6WHITE NOISE (Noah Baumbach)
7GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO (Guillermo del Toro, Patrick McHale, Gris Grimly, Matthew Robbins)
8BONES & ALL (David Kajganich)
9TOP GUN: MAVERICK (Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christopher McQuarrie)
10ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (Ian Stokell, Lesley Paterson, Edward Berger)

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Cody Dericks
1WOMEN TALKING (Sarah Polley)
2GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY (Rian Johnson)
3SHE SAID (Rebecca Lenkiewicz)
4WHITE NOISE (Noah Baumbach)
5THE WHALE (Samuel D. Hunter)
6LIVING (Kazuo Ishiguro)
7ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (Ian Stokell, Lesley Paterson, Edward Berger)
8BONES & ALL (David Kajganich)
9CATHERINE, CALLED BIRDY (Lena Dunham)
10TOP GUN: MAVERICK (Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christopher McQuarrie)

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Daniel Howat
1WOMEN TALKING (Sarah Polley)
2THE WHALE (Samuel D. Hunter)
3SHE SAID (Rebecca Lenkiewicz)
4WHITE NOISE (Noah Baumbach)
5GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY (Rian Johnson)
6LIVING (Kazuo Ishiguro)
7GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO (Guillermo del Toro, Patrick McHale, Gris Grimly, Matthew Robbins)
8TOP GUN: MAVERICK (Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christopher McQuarrie)
9BONES & ALL (David Kajganich)
10ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (Ian Stokell, Lesley Paterson, Edward Berger)

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Will Mavity
1WOMEN TALKING (Sarah Polley)
2THE WHALE (Samuel D. Hunter)
3GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY (Rian Johnson)
4SHE SAID (Rebecca Lenkiewicz)
5LIVING (Kazuo Ishiguro)
6GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO (Guillermo del Toro, Patrick McHale, Gris Grimly, Matthew Robbins)
7WHITE NOISE (Noah Baumbach)
8THE SON (Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller)
9BONES & ALL (David Kajganich)
10TOP GUN: MAVERICK (Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christopher McQuarrie)

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Tom O'Brien
1WOMEN TALKING (Sarah Polley)
2THE WHALE (Samuel D. Hunter)
3GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY (Rian Johnson)
4GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO (Guillermo del Toro, Patrick McHale, Gris Grimly, Matthew Robbins)
5SHE SAID (Rebecca Lenkiewicz)
6WHITE NOISE (Noah Baumbach)
7LIVING (Kazuo Ishiguro)
8BONES & ALL (David Kajganich)
9THE SON (Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller)
10TOP GUN: MAVERICK (Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christopher McQuarrie)

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Josh Parham
1WOMEN TALKING (Sarah Polley)
2GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY (Rian Johnson)
3SHE SAID (Rebecca Lenkiewicz)
4WHITE NOISE (Noah Baumbach)
5THE WHALE (Samuel D. Hunter)
6GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO (Guillermo del Toro, Patrick McHale, Gris Grimly, Matthew Robbins)
7LIVING (Kazuo Ishiguro)
8BONES & ALL (David Kajganich)
9THE SON (Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller)
10ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (Ian Stokell, Lesley Paterson, Edward Berger)

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Ema Sasic
1WOMEN TALKING (Sarah Polley)
2GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY (Rian Johnson)
3SHE SAID (Rebecca Lenkiewicz)
4THE WHALE (Samuel D. Hunter)
5WHITE NOISE (Noah Baumbach)
6LIVING (Kazuo Ishiguro)
7GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO (Guillermo del Toro, Patrick McHale, Gris Grimly, Matthew Robbins)
8ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (Ian Stokell, Lesley Paterson, Edward Berger)
9BONES & ALL (David Kajganich)
10TOP GUN: MAVERICK (Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christopher McQuarrie)

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Amy Smith
1WOMEN TALKING (Sarah Polley)
2GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY (Rian Johnson)
3THE WHALE (Samuel D. Hunter)
4SHE SAID (Rebecca Lenkiewicz)
5ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (Ian Stokell, Lesley Paterson, Edward Berger)
6WHITE NOISE (Noah Baumbach)
7GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO (Guillermo del Toro, Patrick McHale, Gris Grimly, Matthew Robbins)
8BONES & ALL (David Kajganich)
9LIVING (Kazuo Ishiguro)
10AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER (James Cameron, Josh Friedman)

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