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Last night’s big winner at the 2014 Golden Globes in the Best Screenplay category was the stellar team of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, and Armando Bo for their work on Birdman. Now that the Globes essentially have kicked off the 2014 Award season, studios will begin gradually releasing PDFs of the scripts from some of this year’s top contenders, providing a wonderful opportunity for aspiring writers, filmmakers, and movie lovers to delve into the best screenplays of the year.
Thanks to Scott Myers, who runs the popular screenwriting blog Go Into the Story, access to the best screenplays of 2014 (including Birdman) has never been so easy. This one handy location provides a portal to most of the exceptional scripts under consideration for Oscar recognition. As we look forward to the 87th Academy Award nominations announcement this Thursday, January 15, it is never too early to begin appreciating the fact that well written scripts make exceptional films possible.
Click here to see the complete list of screenplays now available to read online. Scroll down as we take the opportunity to highlight notable scenes (in their script format) from some of last night’s big winners: Birdman, Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel.
See how Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and the company dealt with Riggan Thomson’s superhero alter-ego Birdman (exceptionally played by last night’s winner Michael Keaton) and his struggle to be released after years of suppression.
Patricia Arquette’s well-deserved Golden Globe win for Best Supporting Actress was in large part due to her delivery of this key monologue about the nature of life, crafted by indie auteur Richard Linklater.
In this hilarious scene from The Grand Budapest Hotel, last night’s Golden Globe winner for Best Motion Picture, Musicial or Comedy, Ralph Fiennes’ M. Gustave recounts to his horrified protege Zero, played by newcomer Tony Revolori, the advantages of taking a lover nearly four-decades older than oneself.
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