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Ben Affleck, Peter Craig, Aaron Stockard, "The Town"
From the novel "Prince of Thieves" by Chuck Hogan.
Pro: Affleck is a previous winner for "Good Will Hunting," but his work with Craig and Stockhard could find him nominated once again. "The Town" is a huge hit with moviegoers and well respected by many of Affleck's peers. A nod in the screenplay category would be the easiest way of rewarding its commercial and critical success.
Con: Not much. It has a very strong shot at landing the nod.