Update: Award season screenplay downloads (33 scripts!)

December 4th, 2013 by

It’s that time of year again when studios make available PDFs of movie scripts for award season. As in years past, we will be tracking them and posting links as they become available.

Current total of scripts for download: 33.

Newly added script  [Short Term 12] in bold below:

12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight)

42 (Warner Bros.)

The Armstrong Lie (Sony Classics – documentary transcript)

August: Osage County (TWC)

Before Midnight (Sony Classics)

The Bling Ring (A24)

The Croods (DreamWorks Animation)

Despicable Me 2 (Universal – Click on “Screenplay”)

Enough Said (Fox Searchlight)

The Fifth Estate (IMG)

Frozen (Disney)

Fruitvale Station (TWC)

Gravity (Warner Bros.)

The Great Gatsby (Warner Bros.)

The Invisible Woman (Sony Classics)

Kill Your Darlings (Sony Classics)

Lee Daniels’ The Butler (TWC)

Lone Survivor (Universal – Click on “Screenplay”)

Monsters University (Disney / Pixar)

Mud (Roadside Attractions)

Nebraska (Paramount)

One Chance (TWC)

The Past (Sony Classics)

Philomena (TWC)

The Place Beyond the Pines (Focus Features)

Prisoners (Warner Bros.)

Rush (Universal – Click on “Screenplay”)

Short Term 12 (Cinedigm)

The Spectacular Now (A24)

Spring Breakers (A24)

Wadjda (Sony Classics)

The Way Way Back (Fox Searchlight)

We Steal Secrets (IMG – transcript)

Studios also make production notes available:

All Is Lost

August: Osage County

Blue Jasmine

Dallas Buyers Club

Despicable Me 2 (Click on “Production Notes”)

Fast & Furious 6 (Click on “Production Notes”)

Fruitvale Station

The Grandmaster


Inside Llewyn Davis

Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Lone Survivor (Click on ‘Production Notes”)

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom


Muscle Shoals


Oblivion (Click on “Production Notes”)

One Chance


The Place Beyond the Pine Trees


Rush (Click on “Production Notes”)

A special thanks to Wendy Cohen for tracking script downloads for us!

There will be more to come, so enjoy the bounty and honor the writing by reading these scripts! That is one of the keys to learning the craft.

23 thoughts on “Update: Award season screenplay downloads (33 scripts!)

  1. […]  ‘August: Osage County,’ ‘Nebraska,’ and ‘Philomena’ Added To List Of Available Awards … […]

  2. pquade says:

    I understand purely original works, but since “Blue Jasmine” is essentially a retelling of “Streetcar Named Desire” I was wondering if you can explain what Academy rule makes a film like “Blue Jasmine” eligible as Best Original vs Best Adapted? How does that work?

    1. Scott says:

      When they meet Adapted, they have a pretty literal sense of that word. Since Allen did not use SND in any official way, rather perhaps inspired by it, that translates into an original script, not adapted.

  3. hoernsch says:

    Is Billy Ray sitting on his script Scott?

    1. Scott says:

      It’s not the discretion of the writer to go public with a script as they don’t own it, the studio does. That said, I will be posting something – hopefully this weekend – wherein we will make available a 2013 movie script in an exclusive arrangement with the writer-director and distribution company. Not Captain Phillips, however. I expect that script will become available pretty soon as it’s likely to get nominated for awards.

      1. hoernsch says:

        Thanks Scott, it’s always astounding and dare I say, inspiring, to see how much energy and enthusiasm you put into GITS and your courses.

  4. Ana Jimenez says:

    Hi Scott, Thanks for the scripts! Do you have the pdf screenplays of ‘Blue Jasmine’ and ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’? Those links didn’t lead to the screenplays.

    1. Scott says:

      Neither of those scripts have been made public yet. As all other Coen brothers scripts have made it into the online universe, I would expect theirs to emerge. But not sure about Blue Jasmine as Woody Allen scripts are hard to find.

  5. Greg Sorvig says:

    Does anyone know if the script for Spike Jonze’s “Her” is available? Really looking forward to reading it.

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