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"The Homesman" - Kieran Fitzgerald, Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Oliver (Adapted Screenplay)
Pros: "Homesman" reviews have been mixed to positive so far, but the screenplay is one of the film's more intriguing elements (especially the switch in the third act).
Cons: "Homesman" faces tough competition in yet another tough adapted race. Jones is a four-time Oscar nominee and winner, but he's only been recognized by the Actors Branch. Fitzgerald and Oliver are effectively first timers.
- Gregory Ellwood