The best way to learn to screenwrite is to read the pros.
Right now, the Academy Awards have not been announced, but we have a pretty good feeling for which screenplays from 2021 movies will be nominated for the Best Original and Best Adapted Screenplay awards by the Academy. We've got a bunch of them in contention currently, so why wouldn't you read as many of them as possible and expand your learning?
That's why we're assembling this list of PDFs of some of the best writing of the year. As the studios make more available, we'll add more. And once the nominations are out, we'll group them below. So bookmark this page to come back to!
NOTE: These screenplays are free and legal to download for educational purposes. The studios will only keep them online throughout the awards season.
Read and Download the 2022 Academy Award Nominated Screenplays
- Belfast – (Focus Features)
- The Card Counter – (Focus Features)
- The Harder They Fall – (Netflix)
- The Humans – (A24)
- Stillwater – (Apple)
- Swan Song – (Apple)
- tick, tick, BOOM! – (Netflix)
- Passing – (Netflix)
- The Mitchells vs. The Machines – (Netflix)
- Being The Ricardos – (Amazon Studios)
- Invasion – (Amazon Studios)
- A Hero – (Amazon Studios)
- Spencer – (Neon)
- The Lost Daughter – (Netflix)
- Dune – (Warner Bros.)
- Nine Days – (Sony Classics)
- Coda – (Apple)
- Jocky – (Sony Classics)
- The Boss Baby: Family Business – (Universal)
- The Electric Life of Louis Wain – (Amazon Studios)
- Mass – (Bleeker Street)
- The Tender Bar – (Amazon Studios)
- Annette – (Amazon Studios)
- The Tomorrow War – (Amazon Studios)
- Spirit Untamed – (Universal)