Best Original Screenplay Predictions: Zero Dark Thirty Will Win the Oscar

It's a tough category but I'm giving this one to Mark Boal for Zero Dark Thirty. Other top contenders include Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained) and Michael Haneke (Amour) but my money is on Boal.

Boal owon the WGA in the same category and the former journalists screenplay has been heavily praised. The nominees in the category are: 

John Gatins, Flight
Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Michael Haneke, Amour
Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola, Moonrise Kingdom

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Elena is the Arts & Entertainment Editor at Mic. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Time Out New York, The New York Times Upfront, ABC News, and various travel publications. She is also a Princeton alum, a former Thailand resident, and a Brooklyn native.

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