As the number of days on the calendar dwindles, the number of screenplays available for your consideration grows. Paramount has made their first award-contending screenplay available: Nebraska. And The Weinstein Company is ramping up its formidable awards season machine with the release of two more screenplays: Philomena and August: Osage County. Check out the trailers for each film and links to the screenplays for free, legal download below.
Nebraska, written by Bob Nelson and directed by Alexander Payne, gives us a road-trip movie we really haven't seen before -- an aging, alcoholic father convincing his son to drive from Montana to Nebraska to claim a sweepstakes prize the father is convinced he has won -- shot in black and white. Here's the trailer:
Philomena is based on the true story of Philomena Lee, an Irish woman who gave birth to a son out of wedlock and was forced to give him up for adoption, then joins a BBC reporter decades later to search to find her son. Here's the trailer:
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Written by Tracy Letts, based on his Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play, August: Osage County practically screams for Oscar to pay attention to it with its writing pedigree and cast packed with past award favorites, led by Meryl Streep. Here's the trailer:
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- Nebraska, written by Bob Nelson
- Philomena, screenplay by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope, based on the book by Martin Sixsmith
- August: Osage County, screenplay by Tracy Letts, based on his play
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.
Also, if you missed our previous posts about award contender screenplays available for free, legal download, you can find them at the links below:
- 12 Years a Slave, Enough Said and The Way Way Back
- Gravity, 42, Prisoners, and The Great Gatsby
- Wadjda, The Invisible Woman and The Past
- Fruitvale Station and Lee Daniels' The Butler
- Despicable Me 2 and The Croods
- The Spectacular Now, Spring Breakers, and The Bling Ring
- Before Midnight and Kill Your Darlings
Are you more inclined to read a screenplay that seems destined for award nominations? Or do you seek out screenplays to read that are more closely related to your own writing style and tone? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.