Update: Award season screenplay downloads (35 scripts!)

December 10th, 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: 35.

Newly added script [All Is Lost] in bold below:

12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight)

42 (Warner Bros.)

All Is Lost (Roadside Attractions) NOTE: The script is 31 pages long with virtually no dialogue.

The Armstrong Lie (Sony Classics – documentary transcript)

August: Osage County (TWC)

Before Midnight (Sony Classics)

The Bling Ring (A24)

The Croods (DreamWorks Animation)

Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features)

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) NOTE: Hosted exclusively by Go Into The Story.

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.

6 thoughts on “Update: Award season screenplay downloads (35 scripts!)

  1. Turambar says:

    uhhh, that’s so exciting – this post is worth a mint. So much to read in 2014, can’t wait.

    Thanks, Wendy

  2. Mira Desai says:

    Thanks, Wendy.
    Completely appreciate it.
    Read Philomena y’day– just awesome.

  3. writerhaha says:

    Turambar, I wish I had your patience. I’m like an addict with these things.

    1. Scott says:

      We are still waiting for some key ones including Inside Llewyn Davis. Every other Coen brothers script is out there, so I would imagine it will emerge at some point. Hopefully through a legal FYC source.

  4. dittydoo says:

    Found Saving Mr. Banks as well. Thanks for all the others!! :)


    Also, this page has been helpful:


    Thanks again!

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