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Storybeater Episode 108: Oscars 2022

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Release Date: 03/14/2022

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Anthony and Andrew break down the runners and riders in the 96th Academy Awards categories for Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay. Movies discussed include: American Fiction The Zone of Interest Barbie Oppenheimer Poor Things   The Holdovers May December Past Lives Anatomy of a Fall Maestro

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Anthony and Andrew discuss this year's Academy Award nominees for Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay.

The nominees are...

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Belfast
Written and directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Don't Look Up
Written by Adam McKay and David Sirota, based on a story by McKay.
Directed by Adam McKay.

King Richard
Written by Zach Baylin.
Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green.

Licorice Pizza
Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.

The Worst Person in the World
Written by Joachim Trier & Eskil Vogt.
Directed by Joachim Trier.

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

CODA
Written and directed by Sian Heder.
Based on the film La Famille Bélier by Victoria Bedos, Thomas Bidegain, Stanislas Carré de Malberg and Éric Lartigau.

Drive My Car
Written by Ryusuke Hamaguchi & Takamasa Oe.
Directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi.
Based on the short story by Haruki Murakami.

Dune
Written by Eric Roth, Jon Spaihts & Denis Villeneuve.
Directed by Denis Villeneuve.
Based on the novel by Frank Herbert.

The Lost Daughter
Written and directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Based on the novel by Elena Ferrante.

The Power of the Dog
Written and directed by Jane Campion.
Based on the novel by Thomas Savage.

This year's Academy Awards take place  on Sunday, March 27.