Oscar Nominated Original Screenplays 2016

The Oscars are just around the corner! Here are the five scripts nominated for Best Original Screenplay for 2016. There are some truly great writers appearing among this year's nominees, including Kenneth Lonergan, who's known for "Gangs of New York" and "You Can Count on Me." His script for "Manchester by the Sea" is possibly his best script yet. He recently went into detail about writing the script in an interview with NPR.

After you've seen the films, check out the scripts below. 

HELL OR HIGH WATER
Screenplay by Taylor Sheridan
Directed by David Mackenzie 

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Ben Foster, and Chris Pine

Read the Screenplay! 

 

 

LA LA LAND
Screenplay by  Damien Chazelle 
Directed by Damien Chazelle

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, and John Legend 

Read the Screenplay! 

 

 

 

THE LOBSTER
Screenplay by Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou
Directed by  Yorgos Lanthimos

Starring: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, and John C. Reilly

Read the Screenplay! 

 

 

 

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Screenplay by Kenneth Lonergan
Directed by Kenneth Lonergan

Starring: Michelle Williams, Casey Affleck, Kyle Chandler, and Lucas Hedges

Read the Screenplay! 

 

 

20TH CENTURY WOMEN
Screenplay by Mike Mills
Directed by Mike Mills 

Starring: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Megan Ellison, Greta Gerwig and Billy Crudup

Read the Screenplay!