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"Love is Strange" - Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias (Original Screenplay)
Pros: Ira Sachs' story of two gay, married New York men made for one of the best indies of the year, homing in on the zeitgeist in some ways, but mostly just conveying a humanist tale that satisfies.
Cons: Again, the category is stacked. It might find love at the Spirit Awards but Oscar consideration could be a tall order, particularly with Sony Classics having a lot to juggle this season.
- Kristopher Tapley