​Download screenplays of award contenders

Students of the art of writing for films can find a treasure trove of material online, including many of this year's best scripts, such as Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight."

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Last Updated Jan 4, 2016 4:25 PM EST

With Hollywood's awards season in full force, many studios have posted pdf files of screenplays online as part of their marketing for Oscar and guild award consideration, offering students of screenwriting a wealth of material to devour.

While not every studio makes scripts publicly accessible, many of this year's most acclaimed films are represented in the list of links below.

As always, beware spoilers!


"Beasts of No Nation" by Cary Joji Fukunaga, based on the novel by Uzodinma Iweala (Netflix)

"Bridge of Spies" by Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen (Dreamworks)

"Brooklyn" by Nick Hornby, based on the novel by Colm Tóibín (BBC Films/Fox Searchlight)

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

"Concussion" by Peter Landesman (Sony Pictures)

"The Danish Girl" by Lucinda Coxon, based on the novel by David Ebershoff (Focus Features)

"Danny Collins" by Dan Fogelman (Bleecker Street)

"The Diary of a Teenage Girl" by Marielle Heller, based on the graphic novel by Phoebe Gloeckner (Sony Pictures Classics)

"The End of the Tour" by Donald Margulies, based on the book "Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace" by David Lipsky (A24)

"Ex Machina" by Alex Garland (A24)

"Far From the Madding Crowd" by David Nicholls, based on the novel by Thomas Hardy (Fox Searchlight)

"The Good Dinosaur" by Meg LeFauve; story by Peter Sohn, Erik Benson, Meg LeFauve, Kelsey Mann and Bob Peterson (Disney)

"Grandma" by Paul Weitz (Sony Pictures Classics)

"The Hateful Eight" by Quentin Tarantino (Weinstein Company)

"I Smile Back" by Paige Dylan and Amy Koppelman, based on the novel by Amy Koppelman (Broad Green)

"I'll See You In My Dreams" by Brett Haley & Marc Basch (Cleecker Street)

"Infinitely Polar Bear" by Maya Forbes (Sony Pictures Classics)

"Inside Out" by Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve & Josh Cooley; original story by Pete Docter & Ronnie Del Carmen (Disney)

"The Lady in the Van" by Alan Bennett, based on his memoir (Sony Pictures Classics)

"Learning to Drive" by Sarah Kernochan (Broad Green)

"Legend" by Brian Helgeland (Universal)

"Macbeth" by Todd Louiso, Jacob Koskoff and Michael Lesslie, based on William Shakespeare's play

"Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" by Jesse Andrews, based on his novel (Fox Searchlight)

"Minions" by Brian Lynch (Universal)

"Mississippi Grind" by Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden (A24)

"Mistress America" by Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig (Fox Searchlight)

"99 Homes" by Ramin Bahrani and Amir Naderi, story by Ramin Bahrani and Bahareh Azimi (Broad Green)

"Pawn Sacrifice" by Steven Knight; Story by Stephen J. Rivele & Christopher Wilkinson and Steven Knight (Bleecker Street)

"Remember" by Benjamin August (A24)

"The Revenant" by Mark L. Smith, based on the novel by Michael Punke (20th Century Fox)

"Room" by Emma Donoghue, based on her novel (A24)

"Slow West" by John Maclean (A24)

"Son of Saul" by Laszlo Nemes and Clara Royer (Sony Pictures Classics)

"Spotlight" by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy (Open Road)

"Steve Jobs" by Aaron Sorkin, based on the book by Walter Isaacson (Universal)

"Straight Outta Compton" (Universal) by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; Story by S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff

"Suffragette" by Abi Morgan (Focus Features)

"Testament of Youth" by Juliette Towhidi, based on the autobiography of Vera Brittain (Sony Pictures Classics)

"Trainwreck" by Amy Schumer (Universal)

"Trumbo" by John McNamara, based on the biography by Bruce Cook (Bleecker Street)

"Truth" by James Vanderbilt, based on the book "Truth and Duty" by Mary Mapes (Sony Pictures Classics)

"While We're Young" by Noah Baumbach (A24)

"Woman in Gold" by Alexi Kaye Campbell (Weinstein Company)

"Youth" by Paolo Sorrentino (Fox Searchlight)

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