Which original scripts and adaptations will reap Oscar glory this year?
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'The Hunger Games' - Gary Ross and Suzanne Collins and Billy Ray - Adapted Screenplay
Pro: Director Gary Ross worked with novelist Suzanne Collins and screenwriter Billy Ray in adapting Collins' blockbuster novel. The result was a rare teen novelization that received strong reviews and mammoth box office.
Con: While it's a fine adaptation, it's hard to imagine the trio being able to crack arguably the most competitive category of them all. If it was completely original? Slam dunk.
- Gregory Ellwood