2014 Best Screenplay Oscar Contenders
This year's field of originals and adaptations is incredibly dense
"American Hustle" - David O. Russell, Eric Singer (Original Screenplay)
Pros: Russell was nominated in the adapted screenplay category last year for "Silver Linings Playbook." He is a two-time WGA nominee for "Playbook" and "Three Kings." This is only Singer's third produced credit.
Cons: Hard to judge until the final product is seen, but it's a rare competitive year for the original screenplay category. If it's not "very good" it just won't get in.