- The Washington Times - Sunday, February 28, 2016

Adam McKay and Charles Randolph won the best adapted screenplay Oscar for the Wall Street semi-farce “The Big Short.”

Other nominees were Nick Hornby for the Irish immigration drama “Brooklyn,” Phyllis Nagy for the 1950s lesbian romance “Carol,” Drew Goddard for the space-rescue film “The Martian” and Emma Donoghue for the one-room kidnapping drama “Room.”

All the adapted scripts took the same title as their source, with the exception of “Carol,” which was based on a Patricia Highsmith novel called “The Price of Salt.” Ms. Donoghue was the only nominated writer who also wrote the source material.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide