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)
2GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY (Rian Johnson)
3THE WHALE (Samuel D. Hunter)
4SHE SAID (Rebecca Lenkiewicz)
5WHITE NOISE (Noah Baumbach)
6LIVING (Kazuo Ishiguro)
7MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON (Dean Fleischer-Camp, Jenny Slate, Nick Paley)
8TILL (Chinonye Chukwu, Michael Reilly, Keith Beauchamp)
9BONES & ALL (David Kajganich)
10TOP GUN: MAVERICK (Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christopher McQuarrie)

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Dan Bayer
1WOMEN TALKING (Sarah Polley)
2THE WHALE (Samuel D. Hunter)
3WHITE NOISE (Noah Baumbach)
4GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY (Rian Johnson)
5THE SON (Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller)
6TILL (Chinonye Chukwu, Michael Reilly, Keith Beauchamp)
7SHE SAID (Rebecca Lenkiewicz)
8LIVING (Kazuo Ishiguro)
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)
4ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (Ian Stokell, Lesley Paterson, Edward Berger)
5WHITE NOISE (Noah Baumbach)
6SHE SAID (Rebecca Lenkiewicz)
7TOP GUN: MAVERICK (Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christopher McQuarrie)
8TILL (Chinonye Chukwu, Michael Reilly, Keith Beauchamp)
9LIVING (Kazuo Ishiguro)
10THE WOMAN KING (Gina Prince-Bythewood, Dana Stevens)

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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)
7THE SON (Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller)
8TILL (Chinonye Chukwu, Michael Reilly, Keith Beauchamp)
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)
4WHITE NOISE (Noah Baumbach)
5SHE SAID (Rebecca Lenkiewicz)
6LIVING (Kazuo Ishiguro)
7BONES & ALL (David Kajganich)
8TILL (Chinonye Chukwu, Michael Reilly, Keith Beauchamp)
9THE SON (Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller)
10THE WONDER (Alice Birch, Sebastián Lelio)

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Cody Dericks
1WOMEN TALKING (Sarah Polley)
2GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY (Rian Johnson)
3THE WHALE (Samuel D. Hunter)
4SHE SAID (Rebecca Lenkiewicz)
5WHITE NOISE (Noah Baumbach)
6LIVING (Kazuo Ishiguro)
7ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (Ian Stokell, Lesley Paterson, Edward Berger)
8TILL (Chinonye Chukwu, Michael Reilly, Keith Beauchamp)
9THE GREATEST BEER RUN EVER (Peter Farrelly, Brian Hayes Currie, Pete Jones)
10BONES & ALL (David Kajganich)

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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)
7BONES & ALL (David Kajganich)
8TILL (Chinonye Chukwu, Michael Reilly, Keith Beauchamp)
9THE SON (Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller)
10ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (Ian Stokell, Lesley Paterson, Edward Berger)

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Will Mavity
1WOMEN TALKING (Sarah Polley)
2SHE SAID (Rebecca Lenkiewicz)
3THE WHALE (Samuel D. Hunter)
4GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY (Rian Johnson)
5WHITE NOISE (Noah Baumbach)
6TILL (Chinonye Chukwu, Michael Reilly, Keith Beauchamp)
7ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (Ian Stokell, Lesley Paterson, Edward Berger)
8LIVING (Kazuo Ishiguro)
9THE SON (Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller)
10THE GREATEST BEER RUN EVER (Peter Farrelly, Brian Hayes Currie, Pete Jones)

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Tom O'Brien
1WOMEN TALKING (Sarah Polley)
2THE SON (Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller)
3THE WHALE (Samuel D. Hunter)
4GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY (Rian Johnson)
5SHE SAID (Rebecca Lenkiewicz)
6WHITE NOISE (Noah Baumbach)
7TILL (Chinonye Chukwu, Michael Reilly, Keith Beauchamp)
8LIVING (Kazuo Ishiguro)
9THE WONDER (Alice Birch, Sebastián Lelio)
10BONES & ALL (David Kajganich)

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Josh Parham
1WOMEN TALKING (Sarah Polley)
2GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY (Rian Johnson)
3WHITE NOISE (Noah Baumbach)
4SHE SAID (Rebecca Lenkiewicz)
5THE SON (Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller)
6THE WHALE (Samuel D. Hunter)
7LIVING (Kazuo Ishiguro)
8TILL (Chinonye Chukwu, Michael Reilly, Keith Beauchamp)
9BONES & ALL (David Kajganich)
10THE GREATEST BEER RUN EVER (Peter Farrelly, Brian Hayes Currie, Pete Jones)

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Ema Sasic
1WOMEN TALKING (Sarah Polley)
2THE WHALE (Samuel D. Hunter)
3GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY (Rian Johnson)
4WHITE NOISE (Noah Baumbach)
5SHE SAID (Rebecca Lenkiewicz)
6TILL (Chinonye Chukwu, Michael Reilly, Keith Beauchamp)
7THE SON (Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller)
8TOP GUN: MAVERICK (Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christopher McQuarrie)
9BONES & ALL (David Kajganich)
10LIVING (Kazuo Ishiguro)

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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)
5TILL (Chinonye Chukwu, Michael Reilly, Keith Beauchamp)
6BONES & ALL (David Kajganich)
7WHITE NOISE (Noah Baumbach)
8BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER (Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole)
9AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER (James Cameron, Josh Friedman)
10LIVING (Kazuo Ishiguro)

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