A screenplay based on Catholic child abuse is against an animated neurological adventure.
In one of the biggest nail biters of the 2016 Oscar season the fate of the Best Original Screenplay remains to be seen. ‘Spotlight’ and ‘Inside Out’ are two very strong nominees in the Best Original Screenplay category.
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Both films are certainly the two frontrunners for the 2016 Academy Award. Almost all Oscar predictions end on both of the films. Although ‘Spotlight’ as a serious drama may have more of a chance to win. The animated film ‘Inside Out’ may also take home the gold in a master stroke.
There are five nominees in the Best Original Screenplay category. They are ‘Spotlight’, ‘Inside Out’, ‘Bridge of Spies’, ‘Ex machina’ and ‘Straight Outta Compton’. The screenplay for ‘Spotlight’ is written by Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer.
‘Inside Out’ was penned by Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley. Meanwhile ‘Bridge of Spies’ is credited to Matt Charman, Joel and Ethan Coen.
The credit for ‘Ex Machina’ screenplay goes to Alex Garland. ‘Straight Outta Compton’ is written by Jonathan Herman, Andrea Berloff, S. Leigh Savidge and Alan Wenkus.
Many critics have handed in their Oscar predictions and it would be safe to say they want ‘Spotlight’ to win. However they have not underestimated the power of the Pixar animated world.
Many have predicted that although ‘Spotlight’ deserves to win, ‘Inside Out’ may surprisingly win. Basically many have deemed ‘Inside Out’ as a spoiler winner. If ‘Inside Out’ does take home the Oscar many will be saddened is to say the least.
What makes ‘Spotlight’ such a big contender is the depiction of a sordid child abuse reality. ‘Spotlight’ is a drama which handles the real-life events of a paedophilic Catholic church.
The 2015 biographical crime drama follows the Boston Globe's "Spotlight" team. In 2001 the team investigated cases of widespread and systemic child sex abuse in the Boston area.
The abuse was being carried out by numerous Roman Catholic priests. The real Spotlight Team earned The Globe the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
The film depicts the events of how the team unearthed the whole sordid affair. The film stars Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams in main roles.
On the other hand ‘Inside Out’ is a 3D computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film. The film by Pixar studios is set in the mind of a young girl named Riley Andersen.
It follows five personified emotions inside the mind; Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust. The emotions try to lead the girl through life as her parents move to another city.
What makes ‘Inside Out’ an Oscar nominee is its depiction of human emotions inside the mind. The film shows the changes in personality a person undergoes as they grow older.
The film was developed by consultation with numerous psychologists. The film is based on neuropsychological findings about human emotions which affect interpersonal relationships. ‘Inside Out’ tackles a very serious issue (Depression) in a fun animated way.
So the jury is still out until Sunday on who will win the Best Original Screenplay at the 2016 Oscars.
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