Oscars 2022: Best Original Screenplay Predictions

Academy voters give creators extra points for controlling their visions; that gives auteurs the advantage in the race for Best Original Screenplay.Getting a boost during 2021 is any film that debuted to real, live audiences at a film festival like Cannes.

That’s where three-time screenplay nominee Wes Anderson debuted his omnibus valentine to The New Yorker, “The French Dispatch” (Searchlight), which also played the fall circuit, and writer-director Julia Ducourneau took home the Palme d’Or for French Oscar submission “Titane” (Neon), a genre and gender-bending family drama, which also won Toronto’s Midnight Madness award.Writers branch voters often look overseas for their contenders.

Two-time Oscar-winner Asghar Farhadi introduced his Iranian family drama “A Hero” (Amazon) at Cannes, while Oscar-winner Pedro Almodóvar (“Talk to Her”) wowed the fall festival circuit with “Parallel Mothers” (Sony Pictures Classics), starring frequent muse and Oscar-winner Penelope Cruz (“Vicky Cristina Barcelona”) as a

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