2013 Best Adapted and Original Screenplay Contenders
Which original scripts and adaptations will reap Oscar glory this year?
'End of Watch' - David Ayer - Original Screenplay
Pro: David Ayer's LA cop drama is the sort of film you watch and assume has been mostly improvised, except it hasn't been. "Watch's" cast will swear to you that almost 99% of the dialogue on screen was on the page. Ayer's ability to create such well-rounded and original characters is something the Writer's branch usually likes to embrace...
Con:…assuming of course they actually know this fact. "Watch" was a surprise hit for Open Road Films, but unless they truly campaign for it this is one contender that could easily disappear.
- Gregory Ellwood