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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Guide to Oscar: Best Original Screenplay

The Best Original Screenplay is one of the original Oscar categories and honors, well, original screenplays.

This year's nominees:

Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

First nomination for Screenplay. Also nominated for Best Director and Best Film Editing.

Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumalo, Bridesmaids

First nomination for both.

J.C. Chandor, Margin Call

First nomination.

Woody Allen, Midnight In Paris

14 nominations for Screenplay. Previously won for Annie Hall and Hannah and Her Sisters, and nominated for Mach Point, Deconstructing Harry, Mighty Aphrodite, Bullets Over Broadways, Husbands and Wives, Alice, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Radio Days, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Broadway Danny Rose, Manhattan and Interiors.

Also nominated for Best Director.

Asghar Farhadi, A Separation

First nomination.

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