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Download Half a Dozen 2014 Oscar-Nominated Screenplays Legally (for Free)

Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Oscar nominated screenplaysThe nominations for the 2014 Oscars came out earlier today. Over the past several months, we have been sharing screenplays that you can download legally for free for your consideration. After today’s announcement, you can now download and read 6 of the Oscar-nominated screenplays for this year’s awards (and we wouldn’t be surprised to find more contenders making their screenplays available online in the coming weeks, so stay tuned). For now, check out the list below of screenplays up for Oscar gold, now available for your consideration. We’ve also got the full list of Academy nods below.

As the nominees for Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay were announced this morning, I wasn’t too surprised with any of the nominations, but always wish to see a few scripts included that were left out. Many more screenplays have been made available for your consideration this year beyond these nominees, so be sure to check out our previous posts before those screenplays go offline.

Here are the links to the Oscar nominees for Best Adapted Screenplay currently available:

And here are the links to the Oscar nominees for Best Original Screenplay currently available:

Thanks to the various studios for posting these screenplays online. As always, please use these screenplays for your educational purposes only, and don’t wait to download them as we never know when they will go offline.

We’ll keep you posted as more of the Oscar-nominated screenplays become available for free and legal download.

Here is the full list of nominees:

Best Picture

  • American Hustle
  • Captain Phillips
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Gravity
  • Her
  • Nebraska
  • Philomena
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Christian Bale — American Hustle
  • Bruce Dern — Nebraska
  • Leonardo DiCaprio — The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor — 12 Years a Slave
  • Matthew McConaughey — Dallas Buyers Club

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Amy Adams — American Hustle
  • Cate Blanchett — Blue Jasmine
  • Sandra Bullock — Gravity
  • Judi Dench — Philomena
  • Meryl Streep — August: Osage County

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Barkhad Abdi — Captain Phillips
  • Bradley Cooper — American Hustle
  • Michael Fassbender — 12 Years a Slave
  • Jonah Hill — The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Jared Leto — Dallas Buyers Club

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Sally Hawkins — Blue Jasmine
  • Jennifer Lawrence — American Hustle
  • Lupita Nyong’o — 12 Years a Slave
  • Julia Roberts — August: Osage County
  • June Squibb — Nebraska

Animated Feature Film

  • The Croods
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Ernest & Celestine
  • Frozen
  • The Wind Rises


  • The Grandmaster — Philippe Le Sourd
  • Gravity — Emmanuel Lubezki
  • Inside Llewyn Davis — Bruno Delbonnel
  • Nebraska — Phedon Papamichael
  • Prisoners — Roger A. Deakins

Costume Design

  • American Hustle – Michael Wilkinson
  • The Grandmaster – William Chang Suk Ping
  • The Great Gatsby – Catherine Martin
  • The Invisible Woman – Michael O’Connor
  • 12 Years a Slave – Patricia Norris


  • American Hustle – David O. Russell
  • Gravity – Alfonso Cuarón
  • Nebraska – Alexander Payne
  • 12 Years a Slave – Steve McQueen
  • The Wolf of Wall Street – Martin Scorsese

Documentary Feature

  • The Act of Killing — Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • Cutie and the Boxer — Zachary Heinzerling and Lydia Dean Pilcher
  • Dirty Wars — Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill
  • The Square — Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer
  • 20 Feet from Stardom — Nominees to be determined

Documentary Short Subject

  • CaveDigger — Jeffrey Karoff
  • Facing Fear — Jason Cohen
  • Karama Has No Walls — Sara Ishaq
  • The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life — Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed
  • Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall — Edgar Barens

Film Editing

  • American Hustle — Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten
  • Captain Phillips — Christopher Rouse
  • Dallas Buyers Club — John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa
  • Gravity — Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger
  • 12 Years a Slave — Joe Walker

Foreign Language Film

  • The Broken Circle Breakdown — Belgium
  • The Great Beauty — Italy
  • The Hunt — Denmark
  • The Missing Picture — Cambodia
  • Omar — Palestine

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Dallas Buyers Club — Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews
  • Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa — Stephen Prouty
  • The Lone Ranger — Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny

Music — Original Score

  • The Book Thief — John Williams
  • Gravity — Steven Price
  • Her — William Butler and Owen Pallett
  • Philomena — Alexandre Desplat
  • Saving Mr. Banks — Thomas Newman

Music — Original Song

  • “Alone Yet Not Alone” from Alone Yet Not Alone – Music by Bruce Broughton; Lyric by Dennis Spiegel
  • “Happy” from Despicable Me 2 – Music and Lyric by Pharrell Williams
  • “Let It Go” from Frozen – Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
  • “The Moon Song” from Her – Music by Karen O; Lyric by Karen O and Spike Jonze
  • “Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – Music by Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen; Lyric by Paul Hewson

Production Design

  • American Hustle – Judy Becker (Production Design), Heather Loeffler (Set Decoration)
  • Gravity – Andy Nicholson (Production Design), Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard (Set Decoration)
  • The Great Gatsby – Catherine Martin (Production Design), Beverley Dunn (Set Decoration)
  • Her – K.K. Barrett (Production Design), Gene Serdena (Set Decoration)
  • 12 Years a Slave – Adam Stockhausen (Production Design), Alice Baker (Set Decoration)

Short Film — Animated

  • Feral — Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden
  • Get a Horse! — Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim
  • Mr. Hublot — Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares
  • Possessions — Shuhei Morita
  • Room on the Broom — Max Lang and Jan Lachauer

Short Film — Live Action

  • Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me) — Esteban Crespo
  • Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just before Losing Everything) — Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras
  • Helium — Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson
  • Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?) — Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari
  • The Voorman Problem — Mark Gill and Baldwin Li

Sound Editing

  • All Is Lost — Steve Boeddeker and Richard Hymns
  • Captain Phillips — Oliver Tarney
  • Gravity — Glenn Freemantle
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug — Brent Burge
  • Lone Survivor — Wylie Stateman

Sound Mixing

  • Captain Phillips — Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith and Chris Munro
  • Gravity — Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug — Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick and Tony Johnson
  • Inside Llewyn Davis — Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland
  • Lone Survivor — Andy Koyama, Beau Borders and David Brownlow

Visual Effects

  • Gravity — Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug — Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Eric Reynolds
  • Iron Man 3 — Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash and Dan Sudick
  • The Lone Ranger — Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams and John Frazier
  • Star Trek Into Darkness — Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann and Burt Dalton

Writing — Adapted Screenplay

  • Before Midnight — Written by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
  • Captain Phillips — Screenplay by Billy Ray
  • Philomena — Screenplay by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope
  • 12 Years a Slave — Screenplay by John Ridley
  • The Wolf of Wall Street — Screenplay by Terence Winter

Writing — Original Screenplay

  • American Hustle — Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
  • Blue Jasmine — Written by Woody Allen
  • Dallas Buyers Club — Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack
  • Her — Written by Spike Jonze
  • Nebraska — Written by Bob Nelson

What do you think about this year’s nominated screenplays? Which ones do you think deserved a nod but missed out? How about in any other categories?

Link: 2014 Oscar Nominees


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  • Curious to know who everyone thinks will take the cinematography prize. Anyone?

    • Even with all the digital effects, I have a feeling Lubezki will win. Deakins will never win, unfortunately, that seems to be a given (though I’d like to be proven wrong).

    • Yeah, Lubezki will very likely win that one, although I’d be quite happy if Bruno Delbonnel took home the prize because I was absolutely enamored with the cinematography of Inside Llewyn Davis.

      I’m also quite surprised that Sean Bobbitt didn’t even get a nomination for 12 Years A Slave.

    • I hope that Bruno Delbonnel will win. His work in Inside Llewyn Davis was incredible. He was the best thing about that film in my opinion.

  • le sourd..

  • Matt Skonicki on 01.16.14 @ 12:31PM

    Wolf of Wallsteet should have no awards.

    Sad day when the star of Superbad gets a nomination.

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  • I’m surprised not to see Oblivion on here for anything. Their visual effects were stunning.

  • American Hustle and Gravity up for 10 academy awards each. Wowza. Well at least no one will catch Titanic and dethrone James Cameron this year.

  • Eddy Kindermans on 01.17.14 @ 6:17AM

    Go Belgium! Go Broken Circle Breakdown! (Best Foreign Language Film)

  • Personally I would have picked Lone Survivor over scam artists in every category. Too bad there isn’t a category for the guys that fell down the mountain for real, guess not everyone knows those weren’t stunts, no wires, no green screen either.

  • Why is there a production design nomination for G

  • Why is there a production design nomination for Gravity?

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