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The Oscar Nominees for Original Screenplay
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Members of the Academy's Writer Branch voted to determine these five nominees for the Academy Award for Original Screenplay. See the entire list of 2021 Oscar nominations.

  • Judas and the Black Messiah: Screenplay by Will Berson & Shaka King; Story by Will Berson & Shaka King and Kenny Lucas & Keith Lucas

  • Minari: Written by Lee Isaac Chung

  • Promising Young Woman: Written by Emerald Fennell

  • Sound of Metal: Screenplay by Darius Marder & Abraham Marder; Story by Darius Marder & Derek Cianfrance

  • The Trial of the Chicago 7: Written by Aaron Sorkin

Related: See which films made Aaron Sorkin become a writer

And here's where to watch the films:

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Judas and the Black Messiah
2021
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Offered a plea deal by the FBI, William O'Neal infiltrates the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party to gather intelligence on Chairman Fred Hampton.

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Minari
2020
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A Korean American family moves to an Arkansas farm in search of its own American dream. Amidst the challenges of this new life in the strange and rugged Ozarks, they discover the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.

See also: 5 movies that inspired 'Minari'

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Promising Young Woman
2020
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Nothing in Cassie's life is what it appears to be—she's wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she's living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs from the past.

Related: Read more about director Emerald Fennell

Where can you watch the Oscars? The 2021 Oscars will be held on Sunday, April 25th at 8 pm ET. Watch it live on ABC or go to ABC.com and log in with your TV provider. 

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Sound of Metal
2019
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A drummer's life gets turned upside down when he suddenly loses his hearing.

See also: 'Using Sound to Get In Actors’ Heads' by Sound of Metal filmmaker Nicholas Becker

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The Trial of the Chicago 7
2020
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In 1969, seven people were charged by the federal government with conspiracy and more, arising from the protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Directed by Aaron Sorkin.

Don't forget! The 2021 Oscars will be held on Sunday, April 25th at 8 pm ET. Watch it live on ABC or go to ABC.com and log in with your TV provider. 

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