Our bets on other Best Original Screenplay nominees
The Big Sick _ Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon’s coma-centric romcom is sharp, moving and contains the line, “He’s like Daniel Day-lewis except he sucks.”
Get Out _ It was a brilliantly ballsy move for Jordan Peele to make his first solo script a scary-funny riff on racism. It paid off, and might just win him a little gold man.
The Florida Project _ Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch are surely poised to get their first Oscar nod for their tale of a mother and daughter living next to Walt Disney World.
Lady Bird _ Greta Gerwig’s crowd-pleasing and semiautobiographical coming-of-age story is frank, funny and treats its minor characters as lovingly as its bright hero.