(Link) The big Short by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay

The big Short was adapted from the book The big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, about the inflation of the housing bubble during the 2000s, which burst toward the end of the decade. On 24th March 2014, Plan B announced that McKay would be adapting it into a feature screenplay, saying

Adam McKay is a singular voice and talent and a ferocious mind — the vector of Adam and this book is what a producer dreams of.

The big Short‘s been released today, and the screenplay is available to read from Paramount Guilds.

(Text) 88th Academy Awards announce nominations

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced their nominations, with Adapted and Original Screenplay awards nominations amongst them:

Adapted Screenplay

The big Short, by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay

Brooklyn, by Nick Hornby

Carol, by Phyllis Nagy

The Martian, by Drew Goddard

Room, by Emma Donoghue

Original Screenplay

Bridge of Spies, by Matt CharmanEthan Coen and Joel Coen

Ex Machina, by Alex Garland

Inside Out, by Pete DocterMeg LeFauve and Josh Cooley

Spotlight, by Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy

Straight Outta Compton, by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff

(Text) British Academy Film Awards announce nominees

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts have announced the nominees for this year’s ceremony honouring film. The writing nominations are:

Adapted Screenplay

The big Short, by Adam McKay and Charles Randolph (based on The big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis)

Brooklyn, by Nick Hornby (based on Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín)

Carol, by Phyllis Nagy (based on The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith)

Room, by Emma Donoghue (based on Room by Emma Donoghue)

Steve Jobs, by Aaron Sorkin (based on Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson)

Original screenplay

Bridge of Spies, by Matt CharmanJoel Coen and Ethan Coen

Ex Machina, by Alex Garland

The Hateful Eight, by Quentin Tarantino

Inside Out, by Pete DocterMeg LeFauve and Josh Cooley

Spotlight, by Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer

Outstanding début by a British writer

Alex Garland for Ex Machina

Debbie Tucker Green for Second Coming

Naji Abu Nowar for Theeb

Stephen Fingleton for The Survivalist