Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup in the film '12 Years A Slave'. Photo Credit: Fox Searchlight

Oscars 2014: 12 Years A Slave Wins Best Adapted Screenplay

The ballots have been cast, and the winner has been chosen. 12 Years A Slave has won Best Adapted Screenplay. Screenwriter John Ridley accepted the Award for his work on the film.

There are two types of screenplays in the motion picture industry. There is your original screenplay, which is the original idea of the writer and specifically made for the film it represents. Then, there is your adapted screenplay. This is when the screenwriter is inspired by some other work of art, whether it be a novel, a play, or even short film. From there, they adapt the work of art and make it into something new, yet still representative of the original work.

Some of the most popular films in the world have been adapted from other works. This year’s works tell the stories of some pretty amazing people and the journeys, whether good or bad, that they had to ensure on their road through life.


Here is a look at the nominees.

­Before Midnight – Written by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, and Ethan Hawke

Captain Phillips – Screenplay by Billy Ray

Philomena – Screenplay by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope

12 Years A Slave – Screenplay by John Ridley

The Wolf of Wall Street – Screenplay by Terence Winter


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