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The Oscar Winners 2016

The Oscar Winners 2016
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Articles featuring the 2016 Academy Award-Winning films.

Compiled by John Davis.

The results are in, and once again Creative Screenwriting has you covered. Below are nine of our articles featuring interviews with the writers and directors involved in the 2016 Oscar award-winning films.


Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay

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Josh Singer discusses his commitment to truth and authenticity, the power of the newsroom, and the challenge of condensing life stories into a 2 hour film.




Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), Best Director and Best Cinematography


Mark L. Smith discusses long development periods, how he took a special approach to writing The Revenant, and what appeals to him about stories of survivors.




Best Actress (Brie Larson)

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Emma Donoghue on adapting her best-selling novel, the locked room as metaphor and the universal experiences of parenthood.





 Best Supporting Actor (Mark Rylance)

Bridge of Spies FeaturedBridge of Spies

Bridge of Spies screenwriter Matt Charman on “the most incredible film school you could ever have.”






Best Supporting Actress (Alicia Vikander)

danish girlThe Danish Girl

Screenwriter Lucinda Coxon discusses her latest film, what makes a good story, and why in ten years time it will be old-fashioned to talk about a transgender film.




Best Adapted Screenplay

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The Big Short

Charles Randolph on adaptation, collaboration, and Oscar nomination.







Best Animated Film

inside out featuredInside Out

Josh Cooley and Meg LeFauve discuss why their lead character was the most difficult to write, how they emotionally connected to the story, and the advantages of working in a creative environment like Pixar.



Best Costume Design, Best Editing, Best Make-Up And Hair, Best Production Design, Best Sound Editing, and Best Sound Mixing

Mad Max: Fury Road FeaturedMad Max: Fury Road

George Miller discusses his intensely visual movie, and the unusual approach to screenwriting that it required.





Best Visual Effects

Ex Machina FeaturedEx Machina

Ex Machina writer/director Alex Garland discusses his new film, the trick to exposition, and the connection between writers and actors.




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